Idiot professor thinks Moses was on drugs

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Idiot professor thinks Moses was on drugs

Professor Benny Shanon doesn't believe Moses had a divine event when he was on Mt Sinai getting the 10 commandments.

So he decides that if its not 'real' then it must be psychological, therefore Moses must have been on drugs.

Why not believe that he was visited by little blue aliens, or that the entire story has no factual basis?

When you impose your own beliefs on the situation then any conclusions you draw are merely figments of your own imagination.

Show me one person who, while on drugs, produced work that shaped the nation of Israel for the next 4000 years?

Order does not come from disorder, which is what this person is suggesting. I suspect he's trying to get advertising for funding some project.

JERUSALEM (AFP) — 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.

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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.

Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the "burning bush,"
suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.

"The Bible says people see sounds, and that is a clasic phenomenon," he said citing the example of religious ceremonies in the Amazon in which drugs are used that induce people to "see music."

He mentioned his own experience when he used ayahuasca, a powerful psychotropic plant, during a religious ceremony in Brazil's Amazon forest in 1991. "I experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations," Shanon said.

He said the psychedelic effects of ayahuasca were comparable to those produced by concoctions based on bark of the acacia tree, that is frequently mentioned in the Bible.
By netchicken: posted on 5-3-2008

Every body is on drugs !!!!! That is obvious.
By TUTUTKAMEN: posted on 6-3-2008

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