MSNBC: Jesus Probably Smoked Weed


And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which has seed in its fruit

Evangelist and quasi-celebrity Pat Robertson made national headlines this week when he declared he favors marijuana’s legalization. MSNBC, knowing the value of a viral hot topic and how worked up people get about religion, piggy backed on the Robertson story, and posed an interesting (but not exactly novel) question to a group of theologists and “religion experts.”

While they predictably received mixed interpretations and feedback, the general consensus (and really, only right answers) seems to overwhelmingly suggest that Jesus Christ used marijuana. The most accurate and viable response came from Cal A.P. Ruck, a Boston University classical studies professor.

He says cannabis was widely cultivated throughout early Christian times, and contends Jesus himself used it. Jesus’ anointment with chrism, a cannabis-based oil, may have caused his spiritual visions, he adds.

“Residues of cannabis, moreover, have been detected in vessels from Judea and Egypt in a context indicating its medicinal, as well as visionary, use. Jesus is described by the apostle Mark as casting out demons and healing by the use of this holy chrism,” Ruck wrote in a 2003 newspaper column titled “Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?”  “Earlier, from the time of Moses until the later prophet Samuel, holy anointing oil was used by the shamanic Levite priesthood to receive the ‘revelations of the Lord.’ The chosen ones were drenched in this potent cannabis oil.” [CSNBC]

For those that doubt or disagree about Jesus’ use of the magical plant known as cannabis: would a smoke-free man ever let his hair grow to such depths? Or tell people he can walk on water?

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  1. I also believe this is disrespectful. Not only the picture, but also the fact that people try to refute the work of Jesus by claiming he was on any kind of drugs.

    And finding traces of marijuana (or hemp) of those vessels doesn’t mean those lads got stoned on anything. All the ropes of those ships were made of hemp, because it was cheap, strong and easy to make. That’s common knowledge.

    However the funny thing is; quoting God’s words in the very first sentence of this post “I have given”, and thereby saying that God infact created the earth, and claiming to believe that Jesus is His son makes you halfway a Christian already. See you in Church. Keep it going!



    • dat dere oil wasent made oytta no hemp it was made oytta cannablossom witch is the cannabis flower look it up

    • “Hemp, because it was cheap”

      Why, is it no longer a cheap and environmentally-friendly way to produce anything ranging from paper to clothing to fuel?
      It is, and your bible-bashing politician mates, in strong collaboration with money-bashing corporate butchers, prefer to keep hemp illegal because it would be ‘bad for business’. It wasn’t long ago when George Washington made a law that stated that if any farmer was caught NOT growing hemp they would be arrested.

      Also, who do you think you are telling Atheists that we “disrespectfully and wrongfully quote the Bible?” What, do only Christians have the right to do so? Now while I admit that the picture may be quite offensive (I would be offended by it aswell), I believe the rest of your argument is invalid and uneducated.

  2. Facts are Facts people… to deny that this man would have used cannabis for all of its uses is absolute nonsense.

    They grew grapes… he drank wine.
    They grew wheat… he made bread
    They grew cannabis …

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