When I was composing my Moses post (below) last night, James Lileks was having similar thoughts about the same time:
Â . . .if Moses was tripping we wouldnâ€™t have ten commandments. We would have three. The first would make sense, more or less; the second, written half an hour later, would command profound respect for lizards who sit on stones and look at you, because theyâ€™re freaking incredible when you think about it, and the third would be gibberish.
Never mind the problem of getting the tablets down the mountain â€“ anyone who has experience of watching stoners try to assemble pizza money when the doorbell rings doubts that Moses could have hauled stone tablets all the way down.
Scroll down for the whole thing, here.