New 'Bible' replaces every mention of God with 'Kanye West'

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Kanye West is famous for trying to steal other people's thunder, but it seems unlikely that even he would try to knock God off the top spot in the Bible.

However, someone has created the 'The Book of Yeezus: A Bible for the Modern Day' which replaces every mention of God with the rapper's name.

"The Book of Yeezus is a creative vision, bound in a gold leaf-etched, illustrated, black leather book that details the story of Genesis – for the new age," a website promoting the book reads.

"In its foreword, we explore our culture's state of religiosity and its capacity for wonder. How does spirituality, an evolutionary reflex, manifest in a digitized world? Why does Kanye West take such outsized significance in the lives of many?

"The Book of Yeezus is an interventionist art, coffee-table novelty, that will appeal to Kanye fans everywhere and those made curious by this enormous cultural phenomenon."

On Etsy, where the book was first made available, the creators said: "For this generation, Generation Y, Kanye West is not only its greatest spectacle, but in some senses, a spiritual figure.

"We are here to spread a doctrine. Well, a pseudo-doctrine. We ask you to use your pulpit for Good."

West, who last year married Kim Kardashian, is a self-professed Christian and regularly includes religious references in his music.

"I'm Christian, and I'm hip-hop. So you mix those two things together, and you want to express yourself a certain type of way, and be bold. I wanna be like Christ. That's not to say I have a god complex. But it's like, if people pick a favourite Halloween character it's like, that's what I would pick! Don't people pick people that they look up to?" he said of his last album, Yeezus, which included a track titled "I am God".

He also said in a recent interview with Vulture that his upcoming album will be "a joyful noise unto the Lord".

The creators of The Book of Yeezus said the text is in great demand. "We've gotten a helluva lotta orders. Actually, we sold more Books than we have sitting in the kitchen," they wrote in an update.

"Please understand that from your time of purchase, there will be an extra delay in delivery time as we wait for more books. Moses walked through the desert for 40 years. A few extra days ain't much."

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