Thursday, March 06, 2008

Moses High on Sinai???

Now here's some revisionist history. Atheist biblical scholars are going to have some fun with this. Benny Shanon of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University suggests that Moses was under the influence of a hallucinogen when Scriptures witness that he encountered God. Another news summary of this article in a British philosophy journal suggests that Moses was also high when he heard a voice from the "burning bush."

At least in terms of credibility, I found this part of the news entry enlightening:

Shanon wrote that he was very familiar with the affects of the ayahuasca plant, having “partaken of the ... brew about 160 times in various locales and contexts.”


Danny said...

Yea, I read this baloney too.

Just goes to show that some news agenecies are hard up for stories.

Or maybe they are all sharing the same doobie! lol

Lloyd said...

typical. now what would be entirely amusing would be to send this scholar over to tehran tauting such a theory about mohammed. by the way, didn't one of our favorite teachers do his doctoral work at hebrew union? hmmmmm...

Anonymous said...

duh, how do we know that the dude wasn't high on drugs while doing his "research" thus hearing "voices"?