January 16, 2014 8:40

Anonymous group launches Kanye West inspired religion 'Yeezianity'

Members of 'The Church Of Yeezus' claim US rapper has been "sent by God"

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A new religion inspired by Kanye West has been started with its creators declaring the 'Yeezus' rapper has been "sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity."

Yeezianity, as it is known, is inspired by the US artist and uses his music and personality as the basis for the religion. There are five pillars of Yeezianity, 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.

Speaking to Noisey about Yeezianty, the anonymous group behind the religion revealed their reasons for selecting the divisive rapper as their figurehead. "In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus. Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing – and that's why I say in the 'Our Savior' 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.

Praising West later in the interview, the anonymous figure continued: "He has the highest moral standards and highest integrity. He is the most creative person. And as it's typical with creative people, he gets a lot of flack from the lower minded masses. It's not even that they don't like him, it's that they don't know what he's doing because the press gives it this negative spin all the time."

Meanwhile, West is currently being investigated by police following an incident which took place earlier this week (January 13). The rapper allegedly attacked an 18-year-old man in Los Angeles, after the teen allegedly insulted West's partner Kim Kardashian.

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