March 26, 2008

Moses on drugs?

A recent paper argues that he was on drugs. I'd suggest that he hasn't proved anything: there isn't much else to say but if you are interested in a fuller discussion of the argument, then have a look at it. I don't suggest that you can refute the argument but I do suggest that the article doesn't prove its case.

4 comments:

Kacy said...

If we are talking about the same Moses then I was brought up never to talk religion or politics

Gracchi said...

you might have come to the wrong blog then :)

coelacanth said...

There's a much more interesting angle than drugs - animism. The religious systems prior to Judaism were big on trees and other plant forms having spirits, so the idea of a burning bush that spoke made good religious sense to those who heard the story. For more, see your beloved Karen Armstrong...

Gracchi said...

I agree- and there are some interesting themes there- Karen Armstrong though ummmm.... errr.... uhhh