Generation Z is losing out in the religious battle. Young people are barely committed to their old fashioned spiritual connectivity as they get most of their spiritual inspiration from Twitter feeds or long emotional posts on Facebook. Some are not familiar with the popular stories in the Bible let alone a book in the New Testament.
But one Daniel Eckler thought outside the box and came up with a recreated the Bible through Bitmoji a quick way to learn Bible stories without having to read words. Four-billion years and three weeks later Bitmoji was born.
“Today’s children are more likely to read a text message than a book. Given the Bible has been translated into more than 3000 languages, I thought it should be translated into one of the most popular contemporary languages,” co-creator Daniel Eckler said through Twitter DM.
— Daniel Eckler (@daniel_eckler) April 16, 2019
Eckler noted that he’s been exploring Christianity recently and according to him, many biblical passages already unpack complicated, abstract concepts into simple, digestible stories. While the project is geared toward making kids get interested in the Bible, an adult might interpret it from a more humorous place.
Quoting an excerpt from the book of Genesis about the whole world speaking the same language, Eckler believes it’s important to speak to people in their language. He said that his goal isn’t necessarily to preach the sweet gospel of Christ, but rather to open the door to higher thinking for people who may not already be interested in it referencing biblical redemption themes in Star Wars and The Matrix.