The Monkey on Moses’s Back
by Clay Staggs
Deep down, I’ve always suspected that Moses was a stoner. Tell the truth, now - haven’t you? I mean, really, what else could possibly explain how he got the 10 Commandments? Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem is now calling him out:
“As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,” Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday. “Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the “burning bush,” suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.
I think that last line explains a lot.