Moses Was Using Drugs on Mt. Sinai

At least according to one scholar.  It is reports like this that remind me what academia is so dang important.  What would we do without deep insight such as, “well when I use psychedelic drugs I have experiences of seeing weird stuff and hearing  strange sounds, so that must have been what happened to  Moses.”  So what really qualifies now for scholarship is a recollection of one’s own drug abuse and then pass that off as something that should be taken seriously.  So next time your pastor tells you that Moses face was glowing because he had encountered the LORD, you stand up and tell him that it was because Moses was tripping on acid and PCP.  Amazing.

Though I only have a limited knowledge or what happens when you subject your mind to massive amounts or narcotics, I am highly skeptical that when someone is high that they come away with commandments like these.

And God spoke all these words:  2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

 3 “You shall have no other gods before [a] me.

 4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

 7 “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.

Most people who are habitual stoner’s break most of these commandments by 2pm everyday, when they are waking up in the mom’s basement.   Just a thought.