Whats to say that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John didn't smoke pot?
What scientific evidence is there to suggest that the lordly men who penned the Gospels didn't smoke pot? Bill Hicks once said something along the lines of the fact that if God is so divine and omniscient, the fact that pot was created by the Creator couldn't have been a mistake.
The reason I ask this relatively challenging question is that whilst skimming through my favorite holy book, I noticed that much of the stuff is reasonably far-fetched. I know that the Bible's word isn't taken literally, or shouldn't be, but many who smoke pot these days do so for enhanced creativity and some objects and ideologies coming from the bible are very strangely what someone who had smoked a whole bunch of pot would "ramble on" about today.
I know this may generate anger in some of you, yet it isn't intended for such a purpose. Rather, it is a chance to contemplate what may be overshadowed or covered up in history. Please do not see this as blasphemy, rather a way of making sense of what could have existed.
If you would, could you kindly promote your views and thoughts?
Rather than single out one set of supernatural beliefs, what about Greek Mythology, and the Aboriginal Dreamtime?
The Dreamtime consisted of many very otherworldly concepts, and given the stereotype that accompanies the Australian indigenous community in present day (petrol sniffing, etc.) and the fact that they lived off the land, theres more than just room for pondering there, I believe. But hey, I might be high!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think you need to read it some more and see what it says about being drunk. Now some would assume that since smoking isn't mentioned in the Bible that it would be okay to smoke pot. And since God created pot, it must be okay to smoke it. Well, God created a lot of things and if used properly, are beneficial. Yes God created pot, but that doesn't mean He intended for it to be smoked. Same with tobacco.
The Bible says that our bodies are a temple of the Lord and it is not to be defiled. Which is why it says not to be a drunk or to get drunk. It does not say one cannot drink alcohol. Alcohol does have benefits if consumed in small doses. Peter was told by Paul to drink some wine to settle his stomach.
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 decade ago
Have you considered the prophesies in the
Bible that have come true? Only God knows
the future. All the Bible prophets have prophesied
correctly. Not like Nostradamus they didn't make
their prophesies so far fetched that man could not
God created everything good. When sin came into
the world, it cursed our world and thorns and thistles
and briers also came up. The earth moans and groans
awaiting our Creator to come and make all things new.
Yes, even the ground is cursed because of sin and as sin
increases and it is increasing daily as many are falling away from
the truth of God - like you!
Have you heard the stories how men have lost their voices
because they tried to change God's word? The only Bible
without a copyright is the King James Bible. Read it and do not
be led by men like Bill Hicks, but follow Jesus. God came down
in human flesh to give us an example.
- CynthiaLv 44 years ago
Matthew, Mark and John were Jews; Luke was a gentile. Mark's name was: John Mark. Mark is a Greek name, Marcus. John is a Hebrew name, Yochanan. Matthew's full name was Matthew Levi. Mattithjah Levi in the Hebrew. John was the same as John Mark: Yochanan. Luke was Lucas. John means gift of G-d, as does Matthew. Levi means "attached" * However, no scholar seriously believes that the gospels were written by who they were named for.
- lainiebskyLv 71 decade ago
Standards for believability were different back then.
Those who wrote the gospels knew they had to present a character that fit with pagan ideas about what a god would be like, since they were trying to sell their god figure to the larger Roman empire. Thus they knew they had to include stories of miracles and healings.
There's no need to invoke drug-induced creativity. The stories they told fit right in with the hero stories penned about various historical figures who took on god-like characteristics after their deaths.
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- ?Lv 61 decade ago
paul was the first to write of any jesus, who paul admits was a hallucination. paul never writes of jesus ministry, life, miracles, teaching. paul writes about paul. the greek name for anyone who believed in a savior/man/god (common in mythology - hellenism) was called a xtian. the gospels were written many years after pauls death and continued being written for hundreds of years. some scholars believe the gospels are a retelling of a play written by Seneca. There are dramatic events, abrubt breaks in scenes, and a climactic ending.
The original gospel, mark, originally ended with jesus dying on the cross, no resurrection.
pot, delusion, psychosis, attempt at being famous, and plain lying, or at least some of the above is responsible for teaching people to believe what cannot happen on our natural planet paradise.
- 1 decade ago
There is evidence to suggest that cannabis was used in Biblical times - in fact this is at the core of the beliefs of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic church. At the very least it was added to incense burners.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Trust the Qur'an, the bible has been corrupten by Satan himself!
(4:14) "Whoso disobeyeth Allah and His messenger ... will make him enter Fire, where he will dwell for ever; his will be a shameful doom."
(4:18) "Those who die while they are disbelievers. For such We have prepared a painful doom."
For the disbelievers and those who make a last-minute conversion, Allah has prepared a painful doom.
(4:82) "Will they not then ponder on the Qur'an?"
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"What scientific evidence is there to suggest that the lordly men who penned the Gospels didn't smoke pot?"
what evidence is there to suggest they werent reptillian aliens from alpha centauri?
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There is some Bible evidence that Moses inhaled smoke from a burning bush! If he ever existed and wrote the first part of the Bible... you can tell...
Among the Priestly Bible writers, Moses admits to be the meekest man on the Earth. Not even Hitler was that meek!
Numbers 12:3 Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth* (*No false modesty!).
The Bible writers say that this Holy and meek “LAW GIVER” stabbed in the back an Egyptian foreman because he was rough on the Jews! Moses had to run away from Egypt to the kingdom of Midian. 40 Bible years later he returns to Egypt to take over the leadership of 2,000,000 Israelites so they can be taken to the Promised Land of Palestine. There is not a trace of historical evidence that any of these stories ever took place, or that Moses ever existed outside of the Bible!
Moses became a cold bloody murderer. When he came up with the, “Thou shalt not kill” commandment it was more like a big finger salute to the foreman that he murdered back in Egypt! THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT KILLING TO SETTLE AN ACCOUNT IS OK WITH GOD (Exo 2:12)! The Bible God ordered Moses to slaughter everybody including babies and pregnant women in the Palestinian region to make room for Israel! Moses complied with God’s orders on the spot!
Numbers 25:16-17 (NIV) The Lord said to Moses, “Treat the Midianites as enemies AND KILL THEM…”
The Midianites were not enemies of Israel, because Israel was allegedly born as slaves inside of Egypt so it had no enemies, but the Bible God is telling Moses to TREAT THEM AS ENEMIES and to kill them anyway regardless of how hospitable they were to Moses when he came to Midian running away from the Egyptian law! The Bible is so pukingly disgusting that it is no joke! Zipporah, Moses’ first long term loving wife was Midianite! The heck with “God so loved the world!”
Numbers 31:17-18 (NIV) Now kill all the boys* (*Moses loving children were Midianite citizens born and raised in Midian!). And kill every woman* (*including Moses mother in law and any other female relative! and his wife, too?) who has slept with a man* (*ESPECIALLY PREGNANT WOMEN! In all the Bible stories “women who have slept with men” MEANS PREGNANT WOMEN! They are the primary target of the Bible God’s killing orders! But spare the Virgin Mary if anybody spots her! God the Holy Ghost got her pregnant and that is OK! Still all pregnant women and any girl who “slept with a man” must die! Moses and God couldn’t care less about any fetus! The fetuses had to be destroyed with the pregnant women!), BUT SAVE FOR YOURSELVES EVERY GIRL* (*girls, not older women!) WHO HAS NEVER SLEPT WITH A MAN* (*Oh, YES!!! Isn’t this repulsive God so WONDERFUL! In Bible times, sexual predators and abusers had complete and total freedom and protection under this primitive Bible God!
Christianity is a very primitive religion, second only to Islam! God supported pedophilia and the killing of innocent children and pregnant women was NEVER a “sin” in the Bible, but a Holy routine! In Midian alone the fighting men of Israel collected 32,000 young virgin girls for their own pleasure (Num. 31:35)! EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD IS TOTALLY MUTE ABOUT THE GROSS IMMORALITY IN THE BIBLE STORIES! Filthy religious lucre, and mighty politics, I guess!
MOSES IS THE ENVY OF ANY SEXUAL PREDATOR IN THE WORLD TODAY! After this episode in the Bible that hardly any Christian reads, it became a routine in Israel to kill everybody even when fighting among themselves, but to always spare the YOUNG VIRGIN GIRLS “that never slept with men” as war trophies for the pleasure of the Fierce Fighting Men of GOD JEHOVAH, and for the discreet erotic pleasure of some Christian perverts today who know how to read the Bible! A team of avid Levite Priests was always at hand to use their big fat fingers in the inspection of all the little girls to see if they still had their hymen intact. Like in Christian America after election time… nicked and butterfly hymens didn’t count and the little girl had to be slaughtered on the spot! The sadistic sexual stuff in the Bible is no joke! Some smart Christians, especially preachers really enjoy it, discreetly in their closet of course!
Judges 21:10-11 (NIV) So the assembly* (*Israel leaders) sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead AND PUT TO THE SWORD THOSE LIVING THERE* (*they were Israelites, too, but they disobeyed God!), INCLUDING THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. “This is what you are to do,” they said. “kill every male AND EVERY WOMAN WHO IS NOT A VIRGIN.”* (*KILL ALL THE PREGNANT WOMEN…!)
The glorious ARMY OF GOD killed all the ISRAELITES residents in the town of Jabesh Gilead, except for 400 young lucky virgin GIRLS (Judges 21:12) that they rounded up so the male Jews from the tribe of Benjamin could replace their wives that were slaughtered earlier by the same ARMY OF GOD. The Priests of the BIBLE GOD JEHOVAH were there to make a full inspection of the little girls’ tight vagina to certify that each one of them was still a virgin. Today, some preachers can only masturbate in their closet day-dreaming about God’s provisions for his chosen people!
BTW, not even the Blessed Virgin Mary escaped a “VIRGINITY” test, so she wouldn’t be stoned to death according to the Law of God, for being promiscuous! The Early Church Fathers provided ALL the additional documentation necessary to support Christianity, especially on the Virgin Birth issue claimed by both Catholics and Protestants which is the fundamental base of Christianity!
According to THE PROTEVANGELIUM OF SAINT JAMES translated in flawless King James English…
19. And the midwife went forth out of the cave, and Salome met her. And she said to her: Salome, Salome, I have a strange sight to relate to thee: a virgin has brought forth-a thing which her nature admits not of. Then said Salome: As the Lord my God liveth, unless I thrust in my finger, and search the **** parts, I will not believe that a virgin has brought forth.
20. And the midwife went in, and said to Mary: Show thyself* (*spread thy legs!), for no small controversy has arisen about thee. And Salome put in her finger, and cried out, and said: Woe is me for mine iniquity and mine unbelief, because I have tempted the living God; and, behold, my hand is dropping off as if burned with fire* (*She got real hot using her whole hand in search of the hallowed hymen! In her excitement she almost destroys the paramount evidence of Mary’s virginity, and God the Holy Ghost had to slap her hand!).
Moses’ father-in-law Jethro was a HEATHEN priest in Midian, but he was exempt from being slaughtered with the rest of the Medianites! Jethro was very helpful to Moses taking Israel out of Egypt! The Midianites gave Moses not only a loving and faithful wife, but also food and shelter. Moses lived 40 years with them and raised his family there. Moses had a lot of friends, too, but at the Exodus time God decides to slaughter EVERYBODY IN MIDIAN, except for 32,000 virgin girls in a genocide operation of humongous proportions! AND MOSES DOESN’T OBJECT OR QUESTION GOD AT ALL like he usually does on any trivial issue!!! But in full cold blood Moses orders the killings to proceed as planned! In fact, he was very upset that his orders were not carried out immediately! The Priestly Bible writers were obviously a bunch of perverts writing a smutty story about their own origin in a book that Christians deep throat like a charm. They even want to force all our kids in public schools to read the Bible and pray to this repulsive Bible God, like they do in their own private Church schools!
MOSES IS HIGHLY HONORED FOR BETRAYING and slaughtering all his Midianite friends and relatives, but then God gets mad at Moses because he struck a piece of rock twice instead of once so God wouldn’t let him set foot on the PROMISED LAND! The Priestly Bible writers were having an orgy of erotic fun about slaughtering everybody, especially pregnant women and children. Finally they have Moses committing an unforgivable “sin,” like striking a piece of rock twice. Christians claim that this “Rock” was Jesus aka the “source of living water,” spiritually speaking, of course. Nobody has the right to hit Jesus more than once, because Jesus doesn’t turn the other cheek! Later on, to add some more drama to the story, the Archangel Saint Michael and the Devil were tearing Moses body apart in a fetish of some sort! (Jude 1:9)
Christians must be void of decent moral values to believe all these obscene stories in the Bible is real history! Sadly, most Christians buy the Bible, but they hardly read it! They depend on the Preachers who keep telling them what Christianity ought to be all about! Can you imagine a revised XXX rated EXODUS movie telling the whole Exodus story, but the adult Bible version, not the traditional censured kiddy story that we all know from Church? Christians still love the Bible God the same way the Nazis used to love Hitler…! History repeats itself and Christians that are now so brainwashed with “Jesus” will eventually drop the whole Bible with all its smutty fairy tales the same way the Germans dropped Hitler! There is a trend in Christianity to REJECT a lot of stories in the Bible as being irrelevant allegories, parables, metaphors, or just plain stories of Jewish smut that the Bible God can’t approve when in reality he is the promoter! So we do hope for the best! Compared to the Bible, the humorous fantasy publications Hustler, Playboy and such are more civilized and realistic than the Bible stories that Christians are taking seriously!