Christians: a Bunch of Spaced-Out Potheads
Whoa! A certain Israeli researcher had better watch his back. Let’s just say that what Salman Rushdie is to millions of enraged Moslems, Benny Shanon is to their Christian counterparts.
Nobody likes to have the rug pulled out from under them. And for millions of gung ho Christians — especially the ones who use the Bible as an excuse for the War on Drugs — the proverbial rug has been yanked. Wheee! Going Down!
If you're a devout Christian AND you think that people who use illegal drugs should be locked up and thrown away — sit down and take a deep breath before reading any further. Would you believe …[drumroll]…Moses was high on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments. Fuckin’ Hippie!!!
Benny Shanon is a professor of cognitive psychology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He writes:
“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 thinks Moses was also high on psychedelics when he saw the burning bush.
In the Amazon rainforest, people use psychedelic drugs (i.e. Ayahuasca) in their religious ceremonies; and these drugs can induce people to “see” music. Shanon says: “The Bible says people see sounds, and that is a clasic phenomenon.”
In the Middle East, acacia bark has these same psychedelic qualities. And acacia is frequently mentioned in the Bible.
Oh. My. God.
The above information is not true. It CANNOT be true. NOOO!!!!! I’m going to bury my head in the sand until it goes away.
Then I'm going to go to church and pray and pray and pray. And when I come home I'm gonna write to my congressman and tell him we need a big crackdown on DRUGS!
cross-posted at Bring It On!