|Amen Ra. Who says he's not God?|
|'You can't preach that here.'|
It turns out that Ra, who said he was born in Colombia in 1973 and adopted by a British couple, but ended up somehow in Houston, Texas, believes that he is God.
He even says so himself - and who should know better?
"I am God," he declares, loudly and fervently.
Ra told me that he was born Pablo Fajardo, his adoptive parents renamed him Alexander Hamilton (one of the U.S.'s founders and an advocate of big business) and that he named himself Amen Ra. I'm not sure when he realized that he was God.
He seemed paranoid. Ra believes that here in Colombia the rich and the government are prohibiting him from expressing himself, getting a job or having a girlfriend. It all has to do with Colombia being a 'republic' rather than a democracy, he explained. Or, perhaps there is something to what he says. After all, both the U.S. and Colombia claim to respect free speech rights - for anybody who can afford to buy their own newspaper or television station.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours