Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, claims that Moses was high on psychedelic drugs on Mount Sinai when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments.
Let’s see… Honor your father and mother, don’t steal, don’t kill, don’t covet your neighbor’s wife, don’t commit adultery, remember the Sabbath and keep it holy (“Sabbath” refers to Sunday, and not Black Sabbath, I presume), don’t covet (including crashing in) your neighbors house, etc.
No hard drug user I’ve ever known would push principles like that. No mention of hitting God up for 20 bucks at 3 o’clock in the morning? No mention of free love? No mention of snowboarding down Mt. Sinai? No “acacia goggles” (“Hey Mary, are those space pants you’re wearing, ’cause your ass is out of this world”)?
Shanon claims the story of the creation is unbelievable, but his explanation is way more far-fetched.
By the way, this professor claims he’s done drugs before as well — so how do we know that he didn’t hallucinate this “Moses did drugs” story?