Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cannabis use = Sorcery??? Part One

     As a Christian, I have had the "God is against cannabis" discussion my fair share of times. One argument that has stood out to me was, "the Greek word 'pharmakeia' (literally: "drug making" - and where the English word "pharmacy" is derived) is translated 'witchcraft' or 'sorcery' in the Bible; therefore, using cannabis is anti-Christian because it is a form of sorcery".  I understand that the readers of this blog may have differing views on religion from my own but I believe the following can still provide insight for anyone interested in the culture of cannabis.
     First, I would like to write that the first clause of the quote above is accurate.  "Pharmakeia" is translated correctly.
     The problem I have is with the deduction that cannabis is bad.  I find this to be completely absurd.  Did the translators miss something there by not simply  putting the words "drug-making" in the text? No.  "Pharmakeia", as used in the New Testament, always carries the connotation of seeking false gods. When the Apostle Paul included "pharmakeia" in his list of deeds of the flesh (Galatians 5:20), he was referring to witchcraft and sorcery - in contrast to the first Commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.


  1. Good so far, but I don't like the picture at the top of the blog, the picture it is derived from is blasphemous by itself but I digress.... now how do I get to read the rest of the post, comeon man you gotta be faster I'm in a hurry to know this stuff! You should also post some links that pertain to information about this as well as other more important subjects (such as "").

  2. I would hate to be a stumbling-block to the truth teller... I got rid of the pic. How's this one? Nice plug, BTW...

  3. you could never be a stumbling block.... and I am smooth....

  4. Cannabis is a mind altering psychotic drug, Psychie being your soul, you are travelling in spiritual dimentions when you use this, it has severe repucutions I know I've been subjected to this and whatever happens it's never blamed on the couse cannabis,SEVERE STAY AWAY, for your own sake.