A Jewish Brain Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
Ah, the great philosophical question: Why believe in God if you can ascribe the entire thing to a far-out trip on a fine psychedelic drug? That's what Benny Shanon would prefer to believe:
Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.I bet he has. Dabbled as in "soaked his brain in psychedelics until it resembles a hunk of moldy Swiss cheese."
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. (AFP)
Who is this Shanon guy anyway? Well, here's the write-up from the Jewish S.H.I.T. List (That's "Self-Hating or Israel-Threatening"):
This Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the Hebrew University is a far leftist doper. Seems that Benny has become quite the authority on a LSD-like psychedelic used by South American Indians, named Ayahuasca. Shanon does not believe in the subconscious and insists that anyone can learn all there is to know about their psyche if they trip out on dope enough. It's no surprise that Benny is also a far leftist who sees only good intentions from the Arab enemy. He and others like him (including former pothead Mickey Lerner) should pay attention to the slogan, "Don't do drugs... a [Jewish] brain is a terrible thing to waste.Yup, right. If Shanon were a good Jew, he'd be working to prove that Mohammed got his revelations while having a really bad trip on Jimson weed. (If you're not up on your psychopharmacology, one pro-drug Web site I definitely won't link to says of Jimson weed: "The phrase 'Red as a beet, dry as a bone, blind as a bat, mad as a hatter' has been used to describe Jimson's effects, and it does a good job of summing them up.")