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Moses was a druggie
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335055,00.html
http://africa.reuters.com/odd/news/usnL04178076.html

The Israelis and Moses were on drugs, and hallucinated the whole thing...
Interesting theory. The guy doing the study, in order to prove his theory, partook of these drugs 160 times (He's a university professor); kind of odd way to prove your theory. I wonder after how many times he partook did he come up with the theory, or if it was something he thought up beforehand... Anywhos, interesting story.

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mlfoley From: mlfoley Date: March 5th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
"We can't stop here! This is Amorite country!"
mercy_rain From: mercy_rain Date: March 5th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
ftw.
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moonstart From: moonstart Date: March 5th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
The hallucination, drug part or the commandment part?
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chavah From: chavah Date: March 5th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was my 1st thought too. It's an interesting theory but it doesn't say anything one way or the other about whether or not Moses received messages from G-D.

My husband, who was raised Catholic, has thought for a while that the entire Book of Revelation in the New Testament is the result of a hermit eating the wrong kind of wild mushrooms. :-)
queenriley From: queenriley Date: March 5th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
So they all hallucinated the exact same thing? Wow... that's some amazing stuff to make a large group of people hallucinate the same thing.

Plus that means Christianity and Islam must not be true either, since they both have a basis in Judaism! After all, if our religion is the effect of a psychotropic drug, than there is no way either of those could have happened. Wow... one drug and this guy completely negates three world religions. What a scientific breakthrough! *eyeroll*
xiphias From: xiphias Date: March 5th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or, y'know, it's a myth which teaches us an important MORAL and communal lesson, and it's not intended to be literal history.
ambidextrous87 From: ambidextrous87 Date: March 5th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Word.
leighhyphenanne From: leighhyphenanne Date: March 5th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like Native American's spirit quest... drink 5 gallons of oil, smoke some Paoti then roam around until animals talk with you.... oooookaayyyy
From: sageblessing Date: March 5th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is your academia on drugs.

Any questions?

Should I go further and make a joke about "denial" not just being a river in Egypt? ... Nah.

*scuffles back to work as substance abuse counselor, thinking to self how what this guy's doing and saying would make a hilarious therapy session...*
From: sageblessing Date: March 5th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, I'm not saying this guy's an addict (though hey, how could I not wonder with the drug history he's already revealed in his interviews, could be, could not be). I'm mostly just blowing off steam from a freakish workday (and several freakish workdays in a row) ;)
From: _josh Date: March 5th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, research science. Encouraging academics to get really high for 65 years. You'd think they'd have picked up sooner on what a good time the religious folks were having!
stickylatex From: stickylatex Date: March 11th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-D
rabjeff From: rabjeff Date: March 5th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know some of my most important religious experiences were influenced by psychedelic drugs. (better praying through chemistry)

Also, reading Ezekiel chapter 1, it read to me like someone trying to explain an acid trip to someone who has never had the experience.
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