Someone has started a new religion that celebrates Kanye West as its savior.
“We are an anonymous group who 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 Church of Yeezus says on its website.
“His real name is never to be spoken,” it says. “He is known to us only as Yeezus. He has shown the world the creative potential of a human being and he serves as a model for behavior and ethic.”
The church reportedly preaches “Yeezianity,” the belief that “the days where mankind must trade his labor for money in order to buy the things he needs is coming to an end.” “We believe that a New Age is beginning where all people will unlock their creative powers and the competitive struggle for money and power will no longer be necessary,” it says.
The Five Pillars of this faith include:
- All things created must be for the good of All.
- No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed.
- Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange.
- Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs.
- All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man.
“I believe in what it is, and that’s real,” the anonymous founder told Noisy in an interview. “But is there a real organized religion behind it? There is not.”
“I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus,” he said. “Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing ... 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.”
It is unclear how many members belong to the church, but membership appears to be very secretive.
“We insist that all of our members do not disclose their beliefs to anyone except those they know also to be members,” the website says.
“Our numbers are growing by the day, we will not disclose their magnitude, but chances are they are a magnitude of 10 larger than what you would estimate they are," it adds.