The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 5: “Spirituality + Drugs = ?”

If you do it right apparently, spirituality is the best drug ever. Never mind getting high, spirituality can get you connected — to everyone and everything in the world. But, if your spirituality needs a boost — we have chemistry. Even before Christianity introduced sacramental wine to its rites (alcohol is as much a drug as anything), humans were using mind-altering substances to enhance their spiritual quests. And why not? We’re all just sacks of chemicals anyway, right? How could a little chemical enhancement hurt a spiritual journey?

As the National Institute of Health puts it: “Priests or shamans have ingested plants for millennia to induce states of dissociative trance … our taste for addictive psychoactive substances is attested to in the earliest human record.

What do drugs bring to the spirituality table? And, why do the Abrahamic religions (especially Christianity & Islam) look upon drugs as “evil” rather than as a possible enhancement to one’s spiritual journey?

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 5: “Spirituality + Drugs = ?”


Bible References: 

  • John 2:1-11 —

      Amos 9:13-14

       Acts 2

Ephesians 5:18-20

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