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A trippy relationship with God

by Brad A. Greenberg

February 3, 2010 | 5:08 pm

This ABC News report is a few years old, but I don’t recall seeing it before. Thanks for sending it along, Dennis.

The headline, “Can You Find God in a Pill?,” is a reference to a 1966 pamphlet opposing the spiritual effects of hallucinogens. I think we know what Craig X Rubin would say. The question here reminds me of a point addressed in one of my first blog posts:

“You have to give people a feeling or a sense of the sacred and then you have to bond them in community,” Robert C. Fuller, a religion professor at Bradley University in Illinois and author of Stairways to Heaven: Drugs in American Religious History, told me. “The fact of the matter is anything that helps with those two function has religious values.”

Thoughts?

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