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    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."

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    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.



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    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.



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    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."

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    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

    BTW, I love the rehab ad up top.



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    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".

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    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.



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    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...


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    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?



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    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.



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    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?



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    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?



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    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.



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    Re: Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God

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



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