Page 1 of 11 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 156
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 174,241, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alaskaguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,204
    Points
    174,241
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 1

    Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    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.
    Writing in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy, he says concoctions based on the bark of the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, contain the same molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.

    "The thunder, lightning and blaring of a trumpet which the Book of Exodus says emanated from Mount Sinai could just have been the imaginings of a people in an altered state of awareness," writes Shanon. "In advanced forms of ayahuasca inebriation, the seeing of light is accompanied by profound religious and spiritual feelings."

    Link:
    Moses was stoned when he set Ten Commandments, researcher claims | World news | guardian.co.uk


    "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." Albert Einstein
    "If your worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on" Lance Armstrong
    "Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in." Paris Hilton
    "Money is one of the greatest instruments of freedom ever invented by man." F.A. Hayek

  2. #2
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 215,104, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,457
    Points
    215,104
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 61
    Given: 59

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    No wonder Moses spent 40 years wandering around the desert. He was looking for some munchies.



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 387,504, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,979
    Points
    387,504
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 742
    Given: 557

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Im so thankful there are people spending time and money on researching such things. It really benefits mankind.



  4. #4
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CTAClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Amerika
    Posts
    9,218
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    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.
    Writing in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy, he says concoctions based on the bark of the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, contain the same molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.

    "The thunder, lightning and blaring of a trumpet which the Book of Exodus says emanated from Mount Sinai could just have been the imaginings of a people in an altered state of awareness," writes Shanon. "In advanced forms of ayahuasca inebriation, the seeing of light is accompanied by profound religious and spiritual feelings."

    Link:
    Moses was stoned when he set Ten Commandments, researcher claims | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Did you listen to Dan Patrick this morning?


    "If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses."



  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 387,504, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,979
    Points
    387,504
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 742
    Given: 557

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    BTW, I love the rehab ad up top.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 76,794, Level: 86
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,556
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Khorasan
    Posts
    5,111
    Points
    76,794
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Did you know that God allegedly made Elijah PIZZA in the Bible? Twice!?! Pizza means "made under stone" in Aramaic, and God fed Elijah Pizza twice, while he was hiding from mean old Jezebel.

    Now, I do a mean "tomato pie", but I don't think I can compete with God's Pizzas... Whoa! Talk about an awesome name for a pizza joint. "God's Pizzas".

    Now if we could get the old "water into wine" thing to work, we could really cut costs....


    I'm baaack! See my Hot Milk For Breakfast blog under Social Groups for more details

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 57,204, Level: 74
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 1,346
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    djcubby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    2,927
    Points
    57,204
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 90
    Given: 123

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Sounds like someone was high when they wrote this article!!

    For someone being 'stoned', he made pretty good sense when he wrote the commandments.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 489,629, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    33,031
    Points
    489,629
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,159
    Given: 822

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Some people will say and do anything they can to discredit the Bible, no matter how ridiculous they make themselves sound in the process...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 85,495, Level: 90
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 55
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,948
    Points
    85,495
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    I have one thing to say... DUUUHHHH....

    If someone tells you they saw a burning bush today... the first question you would ask is "What are they on"

    Just because this stuff is written in a book suddenly its real?



  10. #10
    Starter
    Points: 15,088, Level: 37
    Level completed: 30%, Points required for next Level: 562
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    MrGreg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    875
    Points
    15,088
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 7

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Other than taking drugs himself, it appears that this guy did no research whatsoever. So it's really just an opinion.

    Speaking about his article on Israeli public radio, he added: "As far as 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."
    Good job backing up your study.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 83,626, Level: 89
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 124
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,173
    Points
    83,626
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 2

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I have one thing to say... DUUUHHHH....

    If someone tells you they saw a burning bush today... the first question you would ask is "What are they on"

    Just because this stuff is written in a book suddenly its real?
    Just because someone on the interweb says it's not, then it suddenly is false?



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 85,495, Level: 90
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 55
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    superdorf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    6,948
    Points
    85,495
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    I am saying... if I go up to Pikes peak, and come down with two stone tablets that I say are the word of God people would call me an idiot.

    If I told them I saw a burning bush they would probably put me in rehab. Why is it any stranger to claim this happened today, then it was over 2,000 years ago?



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 83,626, Level: 89
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 124
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,173
    Points
    83,626
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 47
    Given: 2

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I am saying... if I go up to Pikes peak, and come down with two stone tablets that I say are the word of God people would call me an idiot.

    If I told them I saw a burning bush they would probably put me in rehab. Why is it any stranger to claim this happened today, then it was over 2,000 years ago?
    Because some people have certain beliefs. You apparently do not. I'm not saying you are right or wrong.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 22,731, Level: 46
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 819
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cybone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    1,057
    Points
    22,731
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    After reading the article, I feel strangely compelled to go watch "Life of Brian"



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 117,647, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    A-town Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Huxley
    Posts
    5,718
    Points
    117,647
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 287
    Given: 358

    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=qz_qByS-q34]YouTube - Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue - Tuesday 3-4-08[/ame]

    Watch from 5:30 to 6:15


    "I hope to coach here until I retire," Hoiberg said.
    @AtownCY

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM