Did Elvis Presley believe in God

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19 Dec 2004 11:16 AM # 285094 by Fabulous35847
It is well known that Elvis was very religious. I have now read that when he was a child he was in the church of a Pentecostal sect (please what is that?) Every Sunday. There are later statements about how Elvis was found in Graceland, allegedly crying and lying on the ground, and when asked why he was crying, he said he was allegedly not of "God's chosen people." So I'm assuming he wasn't a Jew either.

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19 Dec 2004 12:12 # 285138by deleted nick

It is well known that Elvis was very religious. I have now read that when he was a child he was in the church of a Pentecostal sect (please what is that?) Every Sunday. There are later statements about how Elvis was found in Graceland, allegedly crying and lying on the ground, and when asked why he was crying, he said he was allegedly not of "God's chosen people." So I'm assuming he wasn't a Jew either.

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Elvis' parents belonged to the 1st assembly of God church, which can be assigned to the Pentecostal movement (very charismatic, etc.). Elvis probably also sang in the choir there (which is mentioned in many biographies).
as an adult, elvis did not officially belong to any particular religious community. he saw himself as a christian, but was also open to other influences. since his mother was half jewish, he was very fond of the jewish religion. in addition, there were influences from the new age movement (numerology, astrology, etc.).

in larry geller he had found the right friend and "guru". this provided him with vast amounts of religious literature from all areas. elvis was of the opinion that there can only be one higher principle behind everything and therefore tried to combine all possible schools of thought and religions. you can see that in the jewelry that he had made for himself. there you often see a christian cross combined with a jewish star of david.

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19 Dec 2004 1:13 PM # 285171 by Omaha 1974

you can see that in the jewelry that he had made for himself. there you often see a christian cross combined with a jewish star of david.


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When should it have been that Elvis was crying on the floor?

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19 Dec 2004 1:21 PM # 285174 by deleted nick

Are there any pictures of it?

When is it supposed to have been that Elvis was crying on the floor?

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19 Dec 2004 3:14 PM # 285209by deleted nick

Are there any pictures of it?

When should it have been that Elvis was crying on the floor?

At a time when he was not yet famous

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19 Dec 2004 15:38 # 285232 by Fabulous35847

Are there any pictures of it?

When is it supposed to have been that Elvis was crying on the floor?

Around 1975/76. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly anymore.

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19 Dec 2004 3:41 PM # 285236 by Deleted Nick
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19 Dec 2004 17:05 # 285290 by Anonymous

Most of the answers came from Larry Geller's book. It remains to be seen whether everything is really so believable.

The fact is that Elvis prayed with his musicians before every performance. He read privately from his religious books and thus celebrated a kind of mass in an internal circle. However, he was not particularly biblical and sometimes came up with ridiculous connections in Bible stories (example in Charlie Hodges biography "Me'n Elvis"). I think he must have missed the church and the community in later years. Hence the search for the meaning of life and the constant love for gospel music. In my opinion, Christianity was always the most important thing for him.

The chain pendant was more in line with his view of wanting to be secured on all sides in heaven, because one would not know what is "in" there. Its kind of humor if you ask me.

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19 Dec 2004 17:14 # 285292by deleted nick

Most of the answers came from Larry Geller's book. It remains to be seen whether everything is really so believable.

The fact is that Elvis prayed with his musicians before every performance. He read privately from his religious books and thus celebrated a kind of mass in an internal circle. However, he was not particularly biblical and sometimes came up with ridiculous connections in Bible stories (example in Charlie Hodges biography "Me'n Elvis"). I think he must have missed the church and the community in later years. Hence the search for the meaning of life and the constant love for gospel music. In my opinion, Christianity was always the most important thing for him.

The chain pendant was more in line with his view of wanting to be secured on all sides in heaven, because one would not know what is "in" there. Its kind of humor if you ask me.

Elvis' preoccupation with new age, numerology, etc. can be found in the telephone conversation with red west from october 1976. Elvis mentions this there, for example, and there are also photos in which he has books in hand. some of these books can also be seen in graceland.

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20 Dec 2004 21:42 # 286036 by Fabulous35847

I think he must have missed the church and the community in later years.

So does that mean he didn't go to church every Sunday? Was he worshiping at his home? Is there anything known about it?

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21 Dec 2004 11:22 AM # 286271 by jar
First of all, Elvis was religious all his life and believed in God ... and not in other "gods".

only Glady's father was Jewish: therefore she was only half-Jewish ... it was more of a blemish than a poor person in the southern states to belong to this religion in those days. Vernon didn't want anyone to talk about it. Gladys did not grow up with Judaism and Elvis later had her tombstone altered (in the 1960s) by having a Jesus cross and a Davister chiseled on it. There was a very large Jewish community in the city of Memphis then and now.
Elvis is very happy to support this community with donations (he also liked to play racquetball there) and when he died he wore a Star of David around his neck (according to Marian Cocke, who removed the necklace from Elvis after his death and passed it on to Vernon)!

It was also Marian Cocke who assured me that Elvis would have liked to go to church on Sundays ... but unfortunately this was not possible because of his popularity !!! He couldn't just go to church without looking up !!! I think he prayed a lot for himself !!!


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22 Dec 2004 1:44 PM # 287144 by Colonel

The fact is that Elvis prayed with his musicians before every performance.

Elvis Presley or Elvis Costello?
According to Hardin and Scheff, the whole band was backstage BEFORE him and on stage BEFORE him. The two of them said (among other things) to me in 2002 before the EPG meeting (independently of each other) that YOU almost without exception only "met" Elvis on tour when he went on stage! Usually NOT before!
In Vegas, too, it was rather unusual for people to meet BEFORE in the cloakroom. It happened once here and there, but only rarely!
So BEFORE EVERY gig, it can't be true, but IF it should mean that something like that "happened here and there". However, I can't remember a statement like this so far, whether in "Unmaking Of Elvis" or elsewhere ....

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23 Dec 2004 10: 00 # 287547 by jar
neither did I hear of the band members meeting Elvis before the show. I know from a direct source (as also described by Colonel above): Neither the Sweet Inspirations nor John Wilkinson could speak to Elvis "backstage" before the performances. pray with him ... unless it was an emergency !!!

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