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If Wikipedia is correct, Allegro was a joke

It was during his stay in Theology that he wrote his controversial book, The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross....

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross argued that Jesus in the Gospels was in fact a code for a type of hallucinogen, the Amanita muscaria, and that Christianity was the product of an ancient "sex-and-mushroom" cult. Critical reaction was swift and harsh: fourteen British scholars (including Allegro's mentor at Oxford, Godfrey Driver) denounced it and the publisher even apologized for publishing it. Sidnie White Crawford wrote of the publication of Sacred Mushroom, "Rightly or wrongly, Allegro would never be taken seriously as a scholar again."

"Jesus was...a code for a type of hallucinogen" - LOL ... it's more likely he was taking an hallucinogen and writing about it in code.

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