Was Moses High?

Moses Was Straight Trippin' YoStay tuned for some fresh music tomorrow, but in the mean time check this madness out: Benny Shanon, an Israeli philosophy professor, thinks Moses was “probably on psychedelic drugs when he received the Ten Commandments from God.”

Aside from the obvious comedic value of such a discovery (the author of the article notes how the “assertions give a whole new meaning to being “high” on Mount Sinai”), one also has to wonder whether this could seriously damage the reputation of both Judaism and Christianity. After all, how seriously would you take a religion that was based largely on the results of “a drug-fueled hallucination?” We might as well start worshipping Cheech and Chong (although this is probably already happening somewhere).

When questioned about the theory, Orthodox rabbi Yuval Sherlow said: “The Bible is trying to convey a very profound event. We have to fear not for the fate of biblical Moses, but for the fate of science.” Fantastic.

 

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