Jesus Used Cannabis To Heal Ailments: Study 

Jesus Used Cannabis To Heal Ailments: Study 
Posted by CN Staff on January 06, 2003 at 15:22:41 PT
Asian News International   
Source: Indian Express
Washington: A new study of scriptural texts has revealed that Jesus and his disciples used cannabis to heal sufferings of many during that time. According to a report in The Guardian, the study suggests that the drug was used to cure problems like eye and skin diseases as referred to in the Gospels. The anointing oil used by Jesus and his disciples contained an ingredient called kaneh-bosem which has since been identified as cannabis extract, says 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 Bennett, who quotes scholars to back his claims, the report adds. ‘‘There can be little doubt about a role for cannabis in Judaic religion,’’ Carl Ruck, professor of classical mythology at Boston University stated. 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.’’ 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, 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, then persecuting those who use cannabis could be considered anti-Christ,’’ Bennett concludes. Source: Indian Express, The (India)Published: January 06, 2003Copyright: 2003 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.Contact: ieletters expressindia.comWebsite: Articles & Web Sites:High Times Magazine Fruit Publishinghttp://www.forbiddenfruitpublishing.comCannabis Linked To Biblical Healing 'Healed Using Cannabis' and Prophecy - Cannabis Culture 
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on March 11, 2005 at 08:41:26 PT
"Sweep away their delusions"
Or mine. I'm willing to admit I'm wrong...if I am.I slowly feel my spiritual strength returning. It just takes so long to bring down something so entrenched. If it weren't for "punishers" that Observer so aptly describes on another thread...and those that love money, it wouldn't take so long to right a wrong.It bothers me no end that prohibition keeps wreaking havoc and my patience fails occasionally.What hath prohibition wrought? Not one thing good. That's for sure.Even if it takes ten thousand years, I'm not allowed to quit. I'm not allowed to give up. It's about righting wrongs...compassion...patriotism...making the world a better place. We're not allowed to give up when we know we're right. We're building character. It's not easy. "Why has our goal not been met?", I ask my Friend. I keep getting that we ARE successful. I don't understand. I guess it's just my place to trust...and get the word out. Spread the truth. Do what I can and what I'm capable of. I hope I don't have to request "End Prohibition" inscribed on my headstone.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on March 10, 2005 at 12:39:24 PT
"sweep away their delusions"
I'm fully aware that I'm as subject to "delusions" as the next person. I watch for them. I've studied this thing up and down and back and forth. I've asked to be free of delusions and that if I cling to one...for Heaven's sake...I want to know it.I used to not realize that the drug war...that cannabis prohibition was bad. It took awhile for me to see. I want to know if I'm wrong.That's what I was talking about yesterday when I was speaking of being "disconcerted" over this mountain not crumbling yet. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe the being I think of as God is not God at all. I'm shook that the time it takes to achieve what I sincerely believe is a righteous goal is allowing more and more sorrow to accumulate in the name of prohibition.I'm willing to accept that if it's shown to me. I'm willing to believe that I've deluded myself and that everything I know that I know is God is founded on misconceptions. That's why I said what I said. I want to know. Can the God I believe in and it possible it's not God after all? Have I spent fifty something years on the wrong spiritual trail. If I am being deluded, I want to know and I’ll stop praying to the Him and trusting the Him that I believe I know and I’ll seek elsewhere. I believe that I believe in a real being, with Power, and in truly humbly seeking, that I’ve been given some answers about Him. I believe He is the Great I AM. I have seen His smile and have seen Him work wonders. If it’s not Him…for the real and eternal One’s sake, I want to know if I’m wrong.I'm not testing Him. I'm beginning to worry about me. Is my faith misplaced? I hate to lose the image of Him that I have, but I want to lose it if it's not the true God. God as He truly is what I want to be sure I'm loving.I've so I need some confirmation to continue in that surety...or run like the wind from what I'm perceiving as a living being that I've allowed great access to my life.May any delusions I might have be swept away also.
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on March 10, 2005 at 11:24:23 PT
It would be nice...but doubt
for this to hit the mainstream media so that you could put it on the front page.The authorities in that day hated Jesus. The religious authorities today are so caught up in their man made traditions and rules that they will go apoplectic over this.If He would only open their closed minds and sweep away their delusions. It’s not about the cannabis…it’s about the hideous mistreatment of people over cannabis. It’s about cages, shackles, mayhem, death, and hatred.Those that love prohibition are so cock sure and blasé about their attitudes. They ignore the misery they cause. It’s the law…a man made law…and they love it, but they refuse to see the injustice and misery caused by by their law.It’s the jail and prosecution and misery their law causes that is the true evil. I think they are being “tested” and they, in their callousness and fearfulness, are failing miserably.Cannabis prohibition is beyond silly…it’s cruel and unjust.Still shouting..."Get up! Get up! Awaken and help us!"
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Comment #2 posted by JAHmal on March 10, 2005 at 08:54:33 PT:
Chris Bennett has brought about a New Golden Age!
  I started to experiment with the Holy Sacrament of Cannabis about 6 years ago for the first time. And I've been doing my own religious research for quite some time for myself, I'd have to say that Chris Bennett is right on. His research is right on and it's all fact. I've gone and done research on my own since as far back as I can remember. I've really been searching for answers about Jah/God since I was 5 years old. Now I'm 29. I've found everything about Cannabis as far as healing and enlightening to be true.  Over the next couple of months I'm going to attempt to make The Holy Anointing Oil. I'm just gonna take my time and gather the proper ingredients and just do it.  I'm just not sure where to get some cassia and myrrh! But, I'm not to worried about it. I know that I'll find it.
   Then after I make the Holy Anointing Oil, I want to be anointed and anoint others. Especially the sick!!! That's what Jesus told his followers to do. That's what I'm gonna do. Nobody can stop us from anointing others. It's our duty to our fellow man to help and heal them. Even our enemies. "LOVE THY NEIGHBOR" "LOVE THY ENEMIES." Is that what our government does? NO!!! They let people die and they do a lot of hating.
   The Medicine Works and it has been proven time and time again. Now what's holding our government back from legalizing it for medicine and as a religious sacrament. Isn't the prohibition of Sacramental Cannabis a BLANTANT VIOLATION of OUR 1ST AMENDENDMENT RIGHT? 
 Anyway, I just thought that I'd tell people about how Chris Bennet's work is great and that his work should be more widely distributed. This work could foster in a new golden age of peace and enlightenment for mankind!
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Comment #1 posted by Jose Melendez on July 23, 2003 at 08:55:05 PT
cool debate
Junk Scholarship, Jesus, Cannabis, Preaching Apologetics, Bible & Theology 
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