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The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:33 am

Whilst Internet surfing I came across this and found parts of it mildly amusing....


In perusing Elvis’ biography “If I Can Dream” by his hairdresser-cum-spiritual adviser Larry Geller, I stumbled across the following conversation:

Elvis begins: “Think back when I had that experience in the desert. I didn’t only see Jesus’ picture in the clouds — Jesus Christ literally exploded in me. Larry, it was me. I was Christ… I thought I might be him. I really thought I was singled out, not only to be Elvis, but ah.. ” “Elvis,” [Geller] said calmly, “are you trying to say you thought you were Jesus Christ?” Elvis, with visible relief, grinned.

I shook my head in disbelief. Was Elvis really that out to lunch? If he was going to compare himself to a religious figure, why not try Buddha? At least they had the same body type. But, as I read further, as I dug deeper and deeper into Elvis lore, I began to notice bizarre affinities, strange parallels — inexplicable similarities between the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the King of the Jews. At first they came to me slowly, but soon they were jumping off the pages. Coincidences? Perhaps?

Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor” (Matthew 22:39).
Elvis said, “Don’t be cruel” (RCA, 1956).

Jesus H. Christ has 12 letters.
Elvis Presley has 12 letters.

Jesus is the Lord’s shepherd.
Elvis dated Cybil Shepherd.

Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone” (Matthew 4:4).
Elvis loved his sandwiches with peanut butter and bananas.

“Then they took up stones to cast at [Jesus]” (John 8:59).
Elvis was often stoned.

Jesus was the Lamb of God.
Elvis had mutton chops.

Jesus was part of a Trinity.
Elvis’ first band was a trio.

Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:25).
Elvis surfed (Blue Hawaii, Paramount, 1965).

Jesus was a carpenter.
Elvis majored in wood shop/industrial art in high school.

Jesus lived in a state of grace in a Near Eastern land.
Elvis lived in Graceland in a nearly eastern state.

Jesus wore a crown of thorns.
Elvis wore Royal Crown hair styler.

Jesus’ entourage, the Apostles, had 12 members.
Elvis’ entourage, the Memphis Mafia, had 12 members.

Jesus as wine (sacramental wine).
Elvis as wine (Always Elvis wine by Frantenac).

A major woman in Jesus’ life (Mary) had an immaculate conception.
A major woman in Elvis’ life (Priscilla) went to Immaculate Conception High School.

Jesus was resurrected.
Elvis had the famous comeback special in 1968.

Sun of God.
Sun Studios.

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, five banana splits for breakfast).

Jesus is a Capricorn (December 25th).
Elvis is a Capricorn (January 8th).

Jesus biography featured Matthew (Gospel according to Matthew).
Elvis biography by Neal Matthews (Elvis: a Golden Tribute).

“[Jesus'] countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow” (Matthew 28:3).
Elvis’ trademarks were a lightning bolt and snow-white jumpsuits.

Jesus was Jewish.
Elvis was part Jewish (from his maternal great-grandmother, Martha Tackett Mansell)

Jesus’ Purple Robe.
Elvis’ Pink Cadillac.

Jesus’ father is everywhere.
Elvis’ father, Vernon, was a drifter and moved around quite a bit.

Doubting Thomas.
Suspicious Minds.

There is much confusion about Jesus’ middle name — what does the “H” stand for?
There is much confusion about Elvis’ middle name — was it Aron or Aaron?

Jesus made rocks roll away from his tomb (Mark 16:4).
Elvis was a rock’n'roll singer.

– A J Jacobs

Re: The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:39 pm

Here's a few more I found by Googling Elvis & Jesus, there's a whole page

dedicated to the subject & these are the ones that are missing from your


Jesus walked on water. (Matthew 14:25)
Elvis surfed on water. (Blue Hawaii, Paramount, 1965)

Jesus made reference to a Canaanite woman, saying, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." (Matthew 15:26)
Elvis made reference to a woman, saying "You ain't nothing but a hound dog."

Jesus was first and foremost the Son of God.
Elvis first recorded with Sun Studios, which today are still considered to be his foremost recordings.

No one knows if Jesus had a middle name.
No one was really sure if Elvis' middle name was "Aron" or "Aaron".

Jesus is often depicted in pictures with a halo that looks like a gold plate.
Elvis' face is often depicted on a plate with gold trim and sold on TV.

Jesus was regarded by some to have been an extraordinary prophet.
Elvis was regarded by some to have made an extraordinary profit.


Re: The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:36 pm


Song My way
The End is near
Peter 4:7
The end of all things is near.

Song My way
For what is a man, what has he got, if not himself, then he has not
Luke 9:25
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

Song My way

And so i face the final curtain
.... final curtain ....


Re: The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:31 pm

Tigerman, thanks that post made me laugh out loud!

Re: The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:40 pm

A lot of similarities indeed. But also a big difference:

Jesus was only seen twice after he passed away; once by Maria Magdalena and once by his apostles.
Elvis has been seen many times by a lot of people since he died; at burger king's, at a gas station, behind the Curtain at Graceland, etc.

:lol: :wink:

Re: The Two Kings... Coincidences?

Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:25 pm

acmeruya wrote:Jesus was resurrected.
Elvis had the famous comeback special in 1968.

To be fair, Jesus did die first..........................

...................................................... all Elvis resurrected in '68 was his fading career................................