Bil Browning

Right before the weekend, God made narcotics

Filed By Bil Browning | March 05, 2008 8:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Bible, God, Jehovah, Jewish tradition, Moses, Old Testament, Ten Commandments

There are just too many jokes that can be made here. Drug use explains the burning bush, doesn't it? Or "see"ing music? Or hearing God speaking to you? Or hiring a hooker?

We all know that Moses was high on Mount Sinai when God spoke to him, but were the Ten Commandments a result of divine inspiration alone?

An Israeli researcher is claiming in a study published this week the prophet may have been stoned when he set the Ten Commandments in stone.

According to Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, psychedelic drugs formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times.

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diddlygrl | March 6, 2008 3:21 AM

I don't know about Moses, but a bad trip would certainly explain Revelations now wouldn't it?

I don't think Moses was the only prophet on drugs, yo. Joseph Smith? Total stoner!

FatherFaggot | March 6, 2008 5:05 PM

I read somewhere (was it in the Bible? Can't remember) about two guys who were standing at the foot of the mountain when Moses came down carrying the two tablets of stone.
Moses read off the commandments to all the people gathered there. Our two guys were in the back of the crowd listening attentively.
When Moses finished, one guy turned to the other and said: "I think we're okay."