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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Forbidden Fruit Publishing (March 23 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550567985
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550567984
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,070,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 6 2004
This book is a wonderfully fresh look at the Bible for the religious and non-religious alike. If you're religious you'll probably be offended at first by much of the author's research, but give it an honest read anyway. The worst that could happen is that you come away with greater insight into how the non-religious view your scriptures. I found the book refreshing and challenging; it caused me to fall in love with the Bible at last because for the first time I was able to read it with some historical and archaeological context rather than simply being expected to accept it as sacred because others have believed it to be so for thousands of years.
Read in the context of an emerging tribal culture struggling with the concerns of their time: life, death, food, fertility, war, dominating and avoiding the domination of often more technologically advanced neighboring cultures. This book gave me an appreciation for these ancient peoples without having to accept as divine the horrific treatment they visited upon each other, their neighbors and particularly upon their women and children. This book is a must read!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Valuable cannabis-focused entheogen theory March 29 2003
By Michael Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
Anyone interested in the entheogen theory of religion should get and read this book. It is largely devoted to ferreting out the many entheogen references and allusions in the Bible. It covers most books of the Bible in order.
High-quality scholarship. Aside from some distracting typos, it is highly readable and reveals how interesting and complex many of the Bible stories are. As is standard, it assumes the literal existence of Bible characters -- an assumption which entheogen scholars are increasingly calling into question.
I'm grateful for this book spurring me on to take on studying all the books in the Bible. Highly recommended for entheogen and religion collections -- essential, in fact, especially in light of how few books there are about entheogens in Christianity.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible Jan. 6 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This book is a wonderfully fresh look at the Bible for the religious and non-religious alike. If you're religious you'll probably be offended at first by much of the author's research, but give it an honest read anyway. The worst that could happen is that you come away with greater insight into how the non-religious view your scriptures. I found the book refreshing and challenging; it caused me to fall in love with the Bible at last because for the first time I was able to read it with some historical and archaeological context rather than simply being expected to accept it as sacred because others have believed it to be so for thousands of years.
Read in the context of an emerging tribal culture struggling with the concerns of their time: life, death, food, fertility, war, dominating and avoiding the domination of often more technologically advanced neighboring cultures. This book gave me an appreciation for these ancient peoples without having to accept as divine the horrific treatment they visited upon each other, their neighbors and particularly upon their women and children. This book is a must read!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
SEX, DRUGS, VIOLENCE & THE BIBLE Oct. 2 2006
By JE Farrow - Published on Amazon.com
SEX, DRUGS, VIOLENCE AND THE BIBLE by Chris Bennett and Neil McQueen is an amazingly readable indictment of the Old and New Testament--and should be required reading in all Bible Studies and Comparative Religion classes. Not only is SDVB a well thought scholarly work; it also loaded with often amusing, often revealing snippets of Biblical scandal and hidden lore.

The Authors make no secret of their core intention of writing the book as a means of promoting the centralthesis summed up on the book's jacket:

"Second only to sex, do drugs--as in psychoactive substances--play a
pivotal role in the development of religious thought and experience, and the Judaeo-Christian traditions are no exception. What will be surprising to most modern readers is the frequent use of intoxicants like wine, strong-drink, and mandrake in the Bible."

Perhaps even harder to accept will be the copious use of cannabis, (Hebrew kaneh-bosm), by both the Hebrew Priests and Kings for shamanistic purposes...a tradition that was continued by both Jesus and his followers."

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Could have been better Oct. 22 2012
By C. J. Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
In my opinion this is not a bad work considering the author doesn't really know and understand his subject matter. I do NOT like his disdain for God's prophets.

The author Chris Bennett missed the most important parts, skipped the best.

If he understood the basics I am positive he would have been successful in his legal argument for cannabis as a religious sacrament... all one has to do is look at the Catholic Church for their blueprint to freedom.

What was it Mr. Bennett missed? Namely that Marijuana is the lost ingredient in the Eucharist that ALL Christians must eat to be considered a Christian, and saved.

The author points out correctly that Marijuana is in the Holy Oil of Christians and Jews... but then he ignores the fact that this same Marijuana Holy Oil is in the bread that is the Lord's Supper.

Notice the bible gives us very exacting instructions on how to make this bread we are to eat, and notice it is made with Marijuana oil spoken of in Exodus 30:23.

This is the thing that everyone is missing, and it is a very important part, indeed it is the crux of all things in Christianity and Judaism, and it has been hidden (just like the Bible states) for a very longtime, to be revealed in this day. Now notice in the Torah, the book of Leviticus gives us exacting instructions on how to make this bread for Passover Seder using the Holy Temple Oil commanded by God, read the below scriptures:

Lev 2:1 When you offer sacrifices to give thanks to me, you must use only your finest flour. Put it in a dish, sprinkle oil and incense on the flour,
Lev 2:2 and take it to the priests from Aaron's family. One of them will scoop up the incense together with a handful of the flour and oil. Then, to show that the whole offering belongs to me, the priest will lay this part on the bronze altar and send it up in smoke with a smell that pleases me.
Lev2:4 If you bake bread in an oven for this sacrifice, use only your finest flour, but without any yeast. You may make the flour into a loaf mixed with oil, or you may make it into thin wafers and brush them with oil.
Lev 2:5 If you cook bread in a shallow pan for this sacrifice, use only your finest flour. Mix it with oil, but do not use any yeast.
Lev 2:6 Then break the bread into small pieces and sprinkle them with oil.
Lev 2:7 If you cook your bread in a pan with a lid on it, you must also use the finest flour mixed with oil.
Lev 2:8 You may prepare sacrifices to give thanks in any of these three ways.

Notice in the above the bread can be made three different ways, but marijuana oil is required in all three instances of the making of this bread, and thus the eating of the Tree Of Life (what we call Marijuana) is completed.

Mr. Bennett totally and 100% missed this vital bit of information that WILL change the world.

My name is Chris Campbell, and that is THUS SAITH THE LORD!!

Marijuana IS the tree of life.

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