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The Book of Yeezus: ‘In the beginning Kanye created the heavens and the earth’
04.06.2015
12:37 pm
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Finally a book that can adequately express the exquisite ambition and ego of the one and only Kanye Omari West, the man behind such stirring religious texts as “Jesus Walks” and “New God Flow.” Kanye reportedly considered naming his sixth album I Am God (it was actually named Yeezus) but then settled for merely calling one song on it “I Am a God.” In an interview with BBC News in September 2013 Kanye defended himself on his use of the title by in effect crying racism:
 

I just told you who I thought I was: A god. I just told you. That’’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I had a song that said “I am a n*gger” or if I had a song that said “I am a gangster” or if I had a song that said “I am a pimp”? All those colours and patinas fit better on a person like me, right?

 
Well, maybe, Yeezus. The opposite of naming a song “I Am a God” isn’t naming a song “I Am a Pimp,” it’s opting not to name a song “I Am a God” in the first place! And the end result is that you do seem to spend an awful lot of time wondering if you are God. So there’s that.
 

 
Seemingly designed to mock at least as much as honor Kanye, you can now buy a bound edition of the Book of Genesis in which “God” or “Y——A” has been replaced “Kanye” and “Yeezus.” So for instance, the first sentence of The Book of Yeezus is, “In the beginning Kanye created the heavens and the earth.” The books costs $20 but includes “a 300-word social commentary on the religion and spectacle of media icons in the 21st-century.”

Kanye West, “Jesus Walks”:
 

 
via Consequence of Sound
 

Posted by Martin Schneider
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04.06.2015
12:37 pm
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Shockingly Bad Book Titles: ‘Helping the Retarded to Know God’
01.11.2013
11:56 am
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The first in what I hope will be a series of “Shockingly Bad Book Titles”:

I wonder who came up with this epic (and why?) - the questionably titled: Helping the Retarded to Know God. I think we can guess what the content is like, but I’d still like to read a copy…
 
With thanks to Mark Ebner
 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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01.11.2013
11:56 am
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The answer is ‘free gay porn’ & ‘God,’ but what’s the question?


 
As Wonkette ever so drolly points out (so blame them, disgruntled Mississippians, not me):

[E]ver since the nation’s poorest, most obese and reliably Republican-voting state got Internet access last year, the main thing the people of Mississippi have been looking for, on the ‘puter, is “free gay porn” and “God.”

In that order.

Make of that what you will…

See the full chart at Calamities of Nature

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.24.2011
04:45 pm
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‘Draw a circle around the one God loves the most’
06.21.2011
08:06 pm
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According to PZ Myers over at Science Blogs this image is from an old Irish Catholic schoolbook. Cute, huh?

(via Laughing Squid)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.21.2011
08:06 pm
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Pat Condell: God or Nothing
10.25.2010
01:19 pm
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No comment. You can decide.

(via Cynical-C)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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10.25.2010
01:19 pm
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The Crumb Bible
09.30.2009
09:34 pm
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Posted by Jason Louv
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09.30.2009
09:34 pm
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