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Debbie, maybe the following set of facts will clear up some things:
>JESUS is the Lord's shepherd.
>ELVIS dated Cybill Shepherd.
>JESUS was a carpenter.
>ELVIS' favorite high school class was wood shop.
>JESUS was part of the Trinity.
>ELVIS' very first band was a trio.
>JESUS' entourage, the Apostles, had 12 members.
>ELVIS' entourage, the Memphis Mafia, had 12 members.
>JESUS is a Capricorn. (December 25)
>ELVIS is a Capricorn. (January 8)
>JESUS was the lamb of God.
>ELVIS had mutton chop sideburns.
>JESUS was first and foremost the Son of God.
>ELVIS first recorded with Sun Studios, performing what are still
>considered to be his foremost recordings.
>JESUS' Father is everywhere.
>ELVIS' father was a drifter, and moved around quite a bit.
>JESUS said, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and
>drink." (John 7:37)
>ELVIS said, "Drinks on me!" (Jailhouse Rock, MGM:1957)
>JESUS fasted for 40 days and nights.
>ELVIS had irregular eating habits. (eg: 5 banana splits for
>JESUS said: "Man shall not live by bread alone."
>ELVIS liked his sandwiches with peanut butter and bananas.
>Matthew was one of JESUS' many biographers. (The Gospel
>According to Matthew)
>Neil Matthews was one of ELVIS' many biographers. (Elvis: A
>"[JESUS'] countenance was like lightning, and his raiment
>white as snow." (Matthew 28:3)
>ELVIS wore snow-white jumpsuits with lightning bolts.
>JESUS said: "Love thy neighbor." (Matthew 22:39)
>ELVIS said: "Don't be cruel." (RCA 1956)
>JESUS walked on water. (Matthew 14:25)
>ELVIS surfed on water. (Blue Hawaii, Paramount:1965)
>Mary, an important woman in JESUS' life, had an Immaculate
>Priscilla, an important woman in ELVIS' life, attended
>Immaculate Conception High School.
>JESUS H. CHRIST has 12 letters.
>ELVIS PRESLEY has 12 letters.
>No one knows what the "H" in "JESUS H. Christ" stood for.
>No one was really sure if ELVIS' middle name was "Aron" or
>JESUS wore a crown of thorns.
>ELVIS wore Royal Crown hair styler.
>JESUS had his famous Resurrection.
>ELVIS had the famous 1968 "comeback" TV special.
>JESUS lived in a state of grace, in a Near Eastern land.
>ELVIS lived in Graceland, in a nearly eastern state.
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Arthur D. Barnes
Department of English
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70808