No, what New Orleans needs is much more money, materials, hu-man-hours put into building more churches rather than upgrading levies and flood walls.

Heck, if they’d-a put the effort it took to build half of the hundreds of churches, that were un-flooded, into the walls/levies none of the religious houses would’ve, more than likely, ended-up undersea.

Or as I discovered/recorded.....

The Awful Facts
[Transcript of an audio discovery/recording by TOR Hershman]

*clap of thunder followed by a background of ghostly robotic music*

“Myriad moons ago, in the land of Pharaoh, there came to power a Being of wondrous propensities. He was called Amenhotep IV. Amemhotep IV envisioned, and then implemented, a monumental and unsurpassed addition to culture. Amenhotep IV was the first to have a society introduced to the theology of a one-god religion. Yes, Amenhotep IV institutionalized monotheism, a religion of one god.

This was a true monotheism, not the polytheism that Judaism, Christianity and Islam, each usually having at least two gods ~ the one all-benevolent, the other all-evil ~ have been for hundreds and hundreds of years. Yes, Amenhotep proclaimed the Aten, the Sun God, as the only god in all the universe; he even changed his name to reflect this new devotional imagery.

No prosaic Pharaoh was he, the works of Egyptian art were advanced to a vastly, almost impressionist, beautiful form. Of course when a vast change comes many resist it. After all, the feebleminded peasants were content to have had their religion spoonfeed to them by, less than astute, ancestors.
The established priests didn’t want one-god concepts cutting into their lucrative, wholly unholy, business.

Nevertheless the Pharaohs were considered gods in their own right. Ergo any opposition to the new religion was wee and reserved. But the only people to sincerely embrace Amenhotep’s religion were the upperclass, very well educated members of his governmental theocratic oligarchy. This was no small number, the ancient Egyptian government was a vast institution.
Not terribly long after Amenhotep’s demise the priests and peasants of the polytheist deities were once again able to gain political power.
They began a systematic, and extremely well financed, program of wiping any trace of the reign of Amenhotep IV from the face of the Earth. His name, original as well as his new, were obliterated from temple, obelisk, monument and papyrus.
The polytheist re-writers of history were very efficient, but not 100% so.
Monotheism’s followers were also persecuted most horribly so.
To even utter the former Pharaoh’s name was a crime punishable by a sound thrashing or even death!

Thus, these believes in a single god, who used to end all prayers by speaking the new name Amenhotep had chosen, reverted back to ending their supernally aimed beseeching with the words “Freed From Doubt By Amenhotep.”

But this was also seen as a blasphemous act by the ancient polytheistic spin-doctors. So, they needed to conclude their prayers, to their singular god, with another sound of solemn ratification.
And that way soon became the word . . . AMEN !
Moreover, those who descended from Amenhotep’s followers, though many changes have been made to their religion over the long years, became know as.....the Jews.

*music now becomes the gospel classic “Amen” with a brilliant satirical lyrical redo*

Amen hotep amen
Groovin’ with his sweety
her name was Nefertiti
amen hotep amen
real style down by the Nile
a pile of pâté crocodile
amen hotep hotep

{ fin }

Mp3 of this work, as a two part Spoken Word recording along with “Jesus Christ the Facts,” (Knowledge so SHOCKING, so FANTASTIC, so UNFORFEITABLE some of you may faint. Though most will only pick their noses and fart.) is at

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TOR’s fan club with many more recordings is at

.....and for all your Hollow Day musical comedy needs, i.e., “The Little Bummer Boy,”
“Jesus (& Satan) Is A Fraud,” “Krispy Krishna,” “Jesus Christ Is The AntiChrist” and many more

Stay on Groovin’ Safari,
TOR Hershman

- anonymous 11-26-2005 10:11 pm

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