February 10, 2006

Insulted Lutherans Burn Poughkeepsie to the Ground

Sorry, but John Lennon beat you to the punch on this a long time ago:

Cocky rap star KANYE WEST is calling for a revised edition of THE BIBLE, because he thinks he should be a character in it. The JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three Grammy Awards last night, feels sure he'd be "a griot" (West African storyteller) in a modern Bible.

He says, "I bring up historical subjects in a way that makes kids want to learn about them. I'm an inspirational speaker. I changed the sound of music more than one time... For all those reasons, I'd be a part of the Bible. I'm definitely in the history books already."

Mr. West used the word "I" five times in those forty-eight quoted words. Someone must have stripped all the parts about humility from his version of the Bible.

DOWNDATE: Anyone think this brave poseur would have the courage to call for a new version of the Koran, because, natch, he thinks he should be a character in it? After all, his lyrics fit a 14th century view of women quite well. I'd quote them here but this is nominally a PG blog.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 10, 2006 10:19 AM

Clueless. Utterly, freakin' clueless.

On the bright side, at least Kanye West recognizes that the Bible is something worth selfishly glomming on to. Hey, it's a start, albeit a very small one.

Posted by: Jon at 11:00 AM

I had the unfortunate opportunity to see mr. kanye west open for U2. Yeah, not just me but my whole family.

Bono spent the good part of 2 minutes of apologetics on 'keeping an open mind' with Kanye as an introduction.

That was the best part of his whole act.

Posted by: mark at 04:11 PM