Trying to explain the unexplainable

Every now and then, someone comes up with an attempt to explain miracles described in the Bible. One of the latest has Moses and his people drugged up and seeing things. The Bayou Renaissance Man has his take on this effort in The Ten Commandments – a psychedelic delusion?. It illustrates how a bit of reason based on skepticism is often a difficult barrier to surmount, especially from a ‘been there, done that’ perspective.

if Moses had been hopped-up he wouldn’t have come down from the mountain carrying heavy tablets of stone and speaking gravely about God’s Will. He’d have slid down the mountain on top of the tablets screeching, “Yo! Y’all ain’t gonna believe dis, but I seen Da Man! I s*** you not!”

The fact that the Commandments have survived to this day (albeit honored more in the breach than in the observance) suggests to me that there was perhaps a little more to their creation than a drug-induced hallucination.

If you want an insight into what a druggie might do with moral commandments written in stone, then this post should provide some good thinking points about how a bit of thinking about implications can save you from being mislead.

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