Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Moses - drug abuser

Here's one for the "look what I pulled out of my ass" file. It seems this assclown has "proof" that Moses was high on hallucinogens when he saw the burning bush and when he received the 10 commandments. (click on the image to the left to see Moses loaded)

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.

"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 told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.

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 classic phenomenon," he said citing the example of religious ceremonies in the Amazon in which drugs are used that induce people to "see music."
I see. Because you "don't believe", you explain it away with the "mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times" whopper. And just where did you find this crucial information, hitherto unknown to even the most erudite scholars of ancient times? I'm just asking because this is the first I've heard of this "integral" rite. Having read the book of Leviticus...which goes into excruciating detail about every rite of God's chosen people, I can't believe I missed the part about the hallucinogens.

And exactly what chapter and verse of the Bible are you citing in your claim that "the Bible says people see sounds"? I've read the Bible several times, including the Old Testament at least 3 times (once in Spanish!). I don't recall ever seeing anything of the sort. And a Google search for "bible see sounds" returned nothing of value. So........I would think, if you're going to make allegations of this sort, slandering the man held in the highest esteem by all religious Jews, that you'd have some sort of FACTUAL basis for doing so.

Why would this douche want to insinuate such a thing? Maybe the next paragraph will shed some light.
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.
Ah, grasshopper! All things become clear now! Because he used drugs and had some sort of experience, and because he chooses not to believe in the faith of his fathers, he has proven that Moses was a fry kid.

THIS is what passes for scholarship in our post-Christian era.