You can help fund the emoji Bible translation

Open Gutenberg Bible

For the rest of us, emoji is the religion.

Emoji are amazing things. They bring us closer to our favorite pop stars. They allow us to communicate with the spirit world. And soon they may help to spread the word of God.

OK, so “The Bible translated into Emoticons” may be a longshot Kickstarter project—the founders have 10 days to raise $24,948 of the $25,000 sought, and their marketing consists of three casual man-on-the-street interviews in Los Angeles—but come on, Emoji Bible! They’ve already translated the thing into every other language, so how about one that millennials actually speak? 

We owe it to Gutenberg, anyway. 

Image via The Bible translated into Emoticons/Kickstarter

Plus they’re designing new proprietary emoji just for the book! Behold Lucifer, fallen angel:

Image via The Bible translated into Emoticons/Kickstarter

That emoji is straight out of Milton. And already we feel closer to emoji Jesus, who was emoji-crucified for our emoji sins. It’s a small price to pay to enter emoji heaven.

Photo by NYC Wanderer/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'