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King Felix
03-04-2008, 06:03 PM
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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080304/od_afp/israelreligionoffbeat_080304120240;_ylt=Ag_mHfqQ1GoNxkKtiKTGzHis0NUE

Dolphan7
03-04-2008, 06:23 PM
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.


Mey - me thinks this may be part of this guys problem no?

Roman529
03-04-2008, 06:50 PM
So the burning bush was really the same thing Ricky smokes???

Pagan
03-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Would explain alot. :tongue:

DonShula84
03-04-2008, 07:09 PM
Would explain alot. :tongue:

:lol: Makes a bit more sense now doesnt it ;)

Mike13
03-05-2008, 11:02 AM
"Hey Pharoh if you let us Jews go I can get you some good hash."

:lol:

BigDogsHunt
03-05-2008, 12:16 PM
I bring you these 15 (crash!), 10, 10 commandments!

finswin56
03-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Does anyone else find this to be somewhat remarkable considering the position he is taking here?
professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of JerusalemI wish there was more to the article though.

NJFINSFAN1
03-05-2008, 05:00 PM
I think I would enjoy church a lot more if I was on drugs!

They could at least have a cash bar in the child room.

SCall13
03-06-2008, 10:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080304/od_afp/israelreligionoffbeat_080304120240;_ylt=Ag_mHfqQ1GoNxkKtiKTGzHis0NUE


What an enormous load of dung :err:

unluckyluciano
03-06-2008, 10:57 PM
Wish I could read this dudes paper. But doesn't sound like more then speculation to stir the pot.

ih8brady
03-06-2008, 11:50 PM
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_religion)Western religions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_religion) tend to imagine God (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God) as either a burning bush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush) or Wilford Brimley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Brimley) with a beard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beard) and dreadlocks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadlocks). In the East (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_world), you get a little more leeway: one god (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali) is a bare-breasted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast) woman with six arms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm), another (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha) is a man with the head of an elephant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant). There is no doubt in my mind as to who had the better weed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_%28drug%29).
---Dennis Miller

Tetragrammaton
03-08-2008, 04:57 PM
It all makes sense now!

Aussiefinfan54
03-09-2008, 10:29 AM
Does anyone else find this to be somewhat remarkable considering the position he is taking here?I wish there was more to the article though.


yeah i was shocked to read that someone in that position would be writing such a thing, seems very strange and i have no idea how he would have come to this conclusion????

jimmy42jack0
03-10-2008, 02:25 PM
i cant believe this actually surprises people...thousands of years ago, we learned about various plants by eating and smoking them...often these were religious practices...its been true throughout the history of humanity...so whats the big deal?