Jan 14, 2006
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Jesus 'healed using cannabis'
Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles
Monday January 6, 2003
Jesus w as 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.
Referring to the existence of cannabis in anointing oils used in ceremonies, he added: "Obviously the easy availability and long-established tradition of cannabis in early Judaism _ would inevitably have included it in the [Christian] mixtures."
Mr Bennett suggests those anointed with the oils used by Jesus were "literally drenched in this potent mixture _ Although most modern people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are transferred into an oil-based carrier, it can also be absorbed through the skin".
Quoting the New Testament, Mr Bennett argues that Jesus anointed his disciples with the oil and encouraged them to do the same with other followers. This could have been responsible for healing eye and skin diseases referred to in the Gospels. "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
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?
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 Chorus
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
(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"
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
Dec 25, 2005
| Fluoride, Whether Rat Poison Or Tooth Builder, Was Never FDA Approved http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/aug/article259.html By Sally Stride
Aug. 18, 2005
For years, killing rodents was sodium fluoride's most popular use until dentists latched onto the idea that feeding just little bits of fluoride to little children might prevent cavities.
You probably assume that the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or some other governing body tests, studies and assures the safety of all drugs, including the doctor-prescribed fluoride tablets caring parents feed their children. After all they wouldn't sell it if it wasn't safe?
But neither the FDA nor any other regulatory body ever tested the safety or effectiveness of fluoride tablets.
It was 1938 when the FDA required drug safety testing, Any "drug" on the market pre-1938 was exempt from regulation. Since sodium fluoride was already being sold - as a rat poison - it was not investigated for preventing cavities.
So where did dentists get this crazy idea to feed rat poison to little children?
Water fluoridation. Dentists claimed that if children drink about one quart of water containing 1 milligram fluoride every day, they would have less tooth decay. So children not drinking fluoridated water, therefore, should receive a 1 mg fluoride dose in pill or drop form once a day. No science showed getting all the fluoride at one time was safer or as "beneficial" as drinking 1 milligram spread over the entire day.
Fluoridation science is very shaky; it's promotion shady. The first fluoride human experiment started in 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose residents were dosed with fluoride via their water supply. Muskegon was planned to be the non-fluoridated control city.
After 15 years, Grand Rapids had about 50% less tooth decay than Muskegon. No other fluoride sources were sold at that time. However, Muskegon fluoridated it's water supply six years into the experiment. So the dentists were actually comparing two fluoridated cities which proves that something other than fluoridation is responsible for Grand Rapids lower cavity rates.
That hasn't stopped the dentists from crowing about fluoridation and bragging about Grand Rapids. Heck, they even built a monument to fluoridation in Grand Rapids. This year they celebrated 60 years of this dubious practice, spending over $80,000, and four days in fluoridated Chicago, where children spend days or weeks in dental pain because no dentist will treat them.
So it's really no surprise that tooth decay rates are going up, instead of down, in most of our largest fluoridated U.S. cities. And it's no surprise that tooth loss rates have gone up since 2002 despite growing numbers of Americans drinking, eating and applying more fluoride than ever.
What is a surprise is that fluoridation is still practiced in the U.S.
E-mail correspondence between the author and the FDA indicating that fluoride was never safety tested http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/fluoridation/107324
------------ About the author: Sally Stride Is The Fluoridation Editor At Suite 101: http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/fluoridation
Dec 25, 2005 7:50am
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