Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher

‘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.”

4 Responses to “Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher”

  1. I hate society Says:

    Wow thats funny, Moses, Muhammad, whos next??? all the major religous people are druggies *cough, Jesus, cough* 🙂

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    Don’t forget Buddha and his hemp seeds. 🙂

  3. I hate society Says:

    of coarse, how could I forget Buddha, not to mention Tom Cruise

  4. moonbuggy Says:

    [laugh] Well, Tom Cruise and Jesus are basically the same person, aren’t they? So I think you covered him in the first comment. 🙂

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