Do Drugs Have Religious Import

Topics: God, Psychedelic drug, Qur'an Pages: 3 (1029 words) Published: July 17, 2013
Mikaela Tills
July 18, 2013
HUM 1533
Drugs and Religion
After reading “Do Drugs Have Religious Import” by Huston Smith, it is my belief that drugs do have religious import. Hylosenegetic drugs like mushrooms, marijuana, LSD, and acid have been proven to open ones unconsciousness. Things that otherwise, are not able to comprehend, while in a sober state are introduced. The Native American (Indian) Church and Mexico's 2,000 year old while on "sacred mushrooms," ministered to Aztec as "God's flesh.” In the King James Bible it talks about drugs, more specifically Marijuana. Mentioned in Geneses 1:29: God said “behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, while upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.” And pot is also listed as an incense tree in the Old Testament. Islam prohibited all drugs that are not medically scribed. “And make not your own hands contribute to your destruction” (Surah, Al-Baqara, two; 195). While Satanism aspects and promotes the historic evidence that drugs where use for religious and ritual purpose.” Like opium marijuana and heroin and so forth,” LaVeyan Satanism.

Normally, a phenomenally trip or experience all depend on three things; the drug, the set and the setting. No religion is known for repeatable, reliable experiences, meaning that these experiences are based off individual encounters and cater to one’s faith and circumstance. Therefore, under the influence of these drugs that prove open-consciousness and given the right set and setting then I do believe one could in fact have a very real and personal encounter with the God or religion of their choice. In California there is a Christian based faith church called “Temple 420” in California that does in fact holds services on Saturdays and Sunday’s beginning at 420. This church also promotes, sells and speaks on marijuana being an herb of God that should be used and also utilized just as we use...

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