Tuesday, March 04, 2008

was Moses doing drugs?

A guest post by RAFI G.

I am not into Bible Criticism. It does not interest me and I am not plagued with doubts and questions that reinterpretations of the Torah would sway me one way or the other with answers.

That being said, some Professor at the Hebrew University just published a reinterpretation of the whole Mt. Sinai experience.

His conclusion is that Moses was high and tripping at the time. He drank some herb from the Sinai and had all these sensory hallucinations that made him experience "thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn, and the mountain smoking."

He admits he has no proof, and never will, but he supports it with his own personal experiences in South America of his using herbs to get high and experience similar hallucinations.

Personally, I feel very disturbed and insulted that this guy feels he can write off Judaism simply by saying Moses was tripping.

The only partially redeeming point he says is,
"But not everyone who uses a plant like this brings the Torah," Shanon concedes. "For that, you have to be Moses."

So, in other words, according to Professor Shanon, Judaism is 99% based on getting high on drugs, and 1% based on Moses being great enough to use those drugs to produce a Torah.

Maybe this guy is still tripping from one of his herbal drinks that he has "drank hundreds of times since 1991"....

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