In modern society, it seems more people practice celebrity worship than any sort of religion. Spirituality has been replaced by unchecked adoration for cultural icons. So the question becomes, how does one formally glorify stars? Where is the text that can teach us the Way and the Light of the Fame? Thankfully, an Etsy user has stepped forward to provide us with the answer: The Book of Yeezus.
At its most basic, the novelty coffee-table book rewrites the book of Genesis, replacing every mention of “God” with “Kanye” and “Y—-A” with “Yeezus”. Because after all, is there any greater spectacle in modern pop culture than Kanye West? No one garners such blind praise or unwavering hatred to the degrees that Yeezus himself does.
The Book of Yeezus goes a step farther, however, in an attempt to examine how the evolutionary reflexive concept of spirituality takes shape in the age of Instagram and Facebook. As the book’s description explains, “In a foreword, we explore our consumerist, quick-fix, and information-culture, and celebrate Kanye and the outsized significance he plays in our lives.”
Bound in a black hardcover with gold-leaf imprinting, the book is described as “an interventionist art.” This illustrated retelling of Genesis for Generation Y can be yours for only $20, so order your copy via Etsy. And praise be unto Yeezus, Kanye saw all that he had made, and it was very good.