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JESUS WAS A POTHEAD

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RELIGION & ITS ALTERNATIVES
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JESUS WAS PROBABLY A POTHEAD

DUNCAN CAMPBELL, GUARDIAN - Jesus was almost certainly a cannabis
user and an early proponent of the medicinal properties of the drug,
according to a study of scriptural texts published this month. The
study suggests that Jesus and his disciples used the drug to carry
out miraculous healings. The anointing oil used by Jesus and his
disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since
been identified as cannabis extract, according to an article by Chris
Bennett in the drugs magazine, High Times, entitled "Was Jesus a
Stoner?"

The incense used by Jesus in ceremonies also contained a cannabis
extract, suggests Mr Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims.
"There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic
religion," Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston
University said. . . "If cannabis was one of the main ingredients of
the ancient anointing oil-and receiving this oil is what made Jesus
the Christ and his followers Christians, then persecuting those who
use cannabis could be considered anti-Christ," Mr Bennett concludes.

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In the 1960s some fringe hippie religions tried to get pot and
hallucinogens legalized as sacraments. Having no spiritual lineage of
tradition to point to, they failed in court. The native American
church has had more luck re peyote.

Perhaps, with Judaism's traditions going back over 3,000 years, and a
second major world religion, Christianity (#1 religion in this
country) extending back almost 2,000 years, some enterprising Jews
and Christians could start building a case for legalization of pot
for members of their religions because, well... God used it.

We're all supposed to be Christ-like, right?

Andy


Oh I get it now! Jesus was an hallucination of mushroom-eating
potheads. Hmm. maybe the 60s hippies weren't so different from the
founders of Judaism and Christianity afterall...


Jesus Was a Mushroom
words and music by Darryl Cherney

There was a (G) scholar from (C) England
He (G) got a call from the (C) Pope
He said (G) "Come on down to the (C) Vatican
To (D) analyze the Dead Sea Scrolls"
For (G) twenty years he (C) labored
All (G) alone in a little (C) room
And (G) when he came out he (D) promptly pronounced
That (C) Jesus was a (G) mushroom

Chorus:
(G) Jesus was a (C) mushroom, uh (G) huh
(G) Jesus was a mushroom, uh (D) huh
He was a (G) fungus (C) among us
(G) Born in a manger's (C) dung
(G) Jesus was a (D) mushroom, uh, (G) huh

Now as you can imagine
This did not please the pope
Who said "John M. Allegro
You've been smoking too much dope"
But John, he said "Your holiness
You and I are both adults
And the etymology clearly shows
The apostles were a mushroom cult"

Chorus

So how do you think that he walked on the water
How do you think that he raised the dead
It was just folks hallucinating
On the mushrooms they was fed
Why do you think that the Roman's feared him
Why do you think he was crucified
But you can not kill our savior
You just hang him up to dry

Chorus
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