Moses was high!
So says some Israeli researcher:
High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.
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.
Um…sure. We can go with that.
I’m reminded of attempts to explain various Biblical miracles naturally (i.e. a volcano did it). It’s sort of…pointless. There’s no archaeological evidence of an exodus nor a bunch of people wandering around the desert for 40 years (and there should be, mind you). You need to work on a reasonable historical basis before you start explaining exactly what happened.