It was only a matter of time, but the man who repeatedly proclaimed “I am a God” on his most recent studio album now has a religion in his own name. Like all good religions, Yeezianity was founded about a month ago by an anonymous man and devotes itself to the worship of Kanye West.
According to the official website, Yeezites and/or Yeezians “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.” In order to become a member, one need only to believe in the ‘5 Pillars‘:
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
Testimonials to what the Yeezites boast is “THE BEST CHURCH OF ALL TIME!!!!!” include statements such as, “I believe Yeezus will lead us into a new Age of Creativity,” and according to the religion’s founder, a homeless man who emailed and “asked if we could help him get on his feet.”
“I created this thing about a month ago—and all I did was tweet it, and I don’t have a lot of Twitter followers, so that didn’t go anywhere. I was putting up other Craigslist ads and I just thought, ‘Well, let’s see where this goes,'” Yezianity’s anonymous founder explained to Vice.
“Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing…I say in the ‘Our Saviour’ part of the site, ‘We don’t speak of his public persona.’ Because Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that God-level, which I feel like we all have the potential to do,” he said.
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