Jesus smoked

Enjoy: Ancient hippies

Jesus owes his fame to his miracles: Immaculate, his mother became pregnant with him. He walked across the water. After his death he escaped from the burial chamber. Finally he went to heaven. Not to forget: his healings. There have always been miracles, and none of this was really believed possible. There is too much metaphysical about the man from Nazareth. As an ultra-rationalist critic, one has therefore always questioned the feats. One doubted the pure circumstances of his conception, and the tradition of his medical achievements was dismissed as a result of the placebo effect, lies and exaggeration. As a inhabitant of cities whose waters often change their physical state in winter, the only thing I have of the heroics is the aisle be able to reconcile the water with my physical knowledge. That was enough to allow Jesus to be considered a charismatic normal mortal, but it remained the outward appearance of the Messiah. Weren't Jesus and the freaks who accompanied him just stoners? After all, this could also perfectly explain how the anecdote came about in which the master is said to have kept himself above water without a boat, board or bridge: the testimony came from the disciples. Maybe they just got into the full boom with Jesus on the beach. Now, surprisingly, the publicist Chris Bennett in the US drug magazine High Times confirms this assumption after interdisciplinary research: The ancient hippie is said to have cured the sick with cannabis. It can therefore be assumed that the apostles and their boss enjoyed themselves a little with their medicine after their work was done. Bennett provides biblical passages and archaeological findings. The oil that the early Christians embalmed themselves with contained large amounts of keneh bosum, an extract from cannabis. When absorbed through the skin, the body reacts no differently than if the substance in the bag were smoked or nibbled as a biscuit. The biblical recipe for the holy anointing oil, which Bennett claims to have taken from the original Hebrew version of the Exodus chapter, expressly recommends reaching for a good deal at Keneh-Bosum in order to get the right mixture for anointing: about one pound per liter of olive oil. Archaeological findings prove that in ancient times cannabis was used against epileptic seizures. Since a demon was suspected to be behind this ailment, says Bennett, the successful treatment is said to have been declared "as an exorcism or miracle cure". Carl Ruck, Boston Professor of Classical Mythology, provides assistance: there is "little doubt that cannabis played a role in the Jewish religion". The traditional fabric available on the street also ended up in Christian mixtures. And why should more people then than now have adhered to the biblical requirement not to sniff at booming scents (Exodus 30:38). Today we know that the hashish active ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) treats what Jesus has already successfully tampered with: skin ailments, eye ailments, menstrual problems. The drug also helps paraplegics, MS, AIDS and cancer patients. Christians could be happy that the pioneers of their religion have turned out to be happy healers and joyful troops. With this image gain, it would be possible to proselytize among young people: black Afghans and red Lebanese would certainly not be detrimental to the mood at Easter and Whitsun camps. Instead, the High Times writer Bennett is accused on of overinterpreting windy facts. John Cunyus, author of a book on Christian healing, scoffs that "he was stoned" means something other than what Bennett might suspect. It puzzles me why Christians get upset about the news. After all, science has for the first time confirmed a miracle of its idol. Stoned
Your Urs Willmann