Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Was Moses High On Mount Sinai?

High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.

Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.

“As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,” Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.

Two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared. “The Bible says people see sounds, and that is a classic phenomenon,” he said citing the example of religious ceremonies in the Amazon where people are induced to “see music”.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus and the other prophets also were on psychedelic drugs when they 'conversed' with God?

10:22 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the burning bush was probably a ganja plant giving off psychadelic fumes.

Does that make the Ten Commandments a pipe dream ?

12:26 PM GMT+8  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear The Malaysian

Do u know of anyone before or after Mosses who had the same happening as Mosses? If Mosses really did consume such drug and hence dreamt about the Ten Commandments TWICE, then there should have thousands of Commandments or miracles proclaimed by now.

5:28 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Cencaluk.Com said...

May be Shanon was the drug dealer who supplied the substance to the people at that time.. Ha..ha..ha...

Just think about it... How big is our brain compared to the universe that God created. Do you think the creation will be able to comprehend the Creator? What more to challenge His word? Faith is all we have, without it, we'll be saying the same thing like Shanon..

9:34 PM GMT+8  

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