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08:13 AM ET (US)
The Passion of Mad Max Beyond Bethlehem Dome

[Transcript of an audio recording]

*clap of thunder followed by a background 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.
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 end their prayers, to their singular god, with another sound of solemn ratification.
And that way soon became the word - - - AMEN”

*muiscal swell*

 “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 satirical lyrical redo and an hilarious Louie Armstrong impression*

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 }
[To hear this work and “Jesus Christ the Facts” (The history of how Ovid created the Jesus of Nazareth/Christ character) check the link, THE AWFUL FACTS.

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06:29 AM ET (US)
Hear the world's most Iconoclastic artist at the URL below.
You won't hear him on the Status Quo Suckin' WFMU crap station.

05:48 PM ET (US)
where can I buy uke cds on the net to ship to u.k.?
anyone recommend good cases for ukes ?
anyone got a kamaka ?

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