A New Religion, Yeezianity, Follows the Rulings of Kanye West

By: Jodi Phillips
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(Courtesy of Def Jam)

(Courtesy of Def Jam)

Christianity, Protestant, Jewish, Yeezianity… all of these are official sanctioned religions.  Which one does not belong?

An anonymous group of people have founded an actual religion called Yeezianity, based off the words and songs of Kanye West.  The website says the group “believes that the one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity.”

The websites asks that members who conform to the new belief do not disclose their faith to the religion with anyone not in the group.  While membership is anonymous, the website believes “all members immediately know every other member once they have entered [the] Church.”  Like all religions, Yeezianity was created on the basis of certain truths and beliefs.  They call this the five pillars, which are as follows:

1.  All things created must be for the good of all
2.  No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed
3.  Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange
4.  Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs
5.  All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man

But above all, Yeezianity has one golden rule:  Create for others what you would have created for yourself.

In an interview with the creator, who wants to remain anonymous, he believes Yeezus is the new, coming of age version of Jesus.  “Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing,” he explains to Noisey. “Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that God-level, which I feel like we all have the potential to do. That’s why if it takes off, in the future, people would forget Kanye and his antics, and instead focus on what the message is.”

Kanye West’s lastest album Yeezus boasts many comparisons to himself as a god and it seems his fans have taken him seriously.

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