What Do I Think Really Happened at Mt. Sinai?
According to Orthodox Judaism, the holiday Shavuot (the past two days) commemorates the revelation at Mt. Sinai. Speaking as a non-Orthodox Jew, what do I think happened?
Well… I'm undecided about this topic. On the one hand, the apparent revelation might have been a matter of a volcanic eruption within sight of ex-slaves who had been rescued by a coincidental tsunami. On the other hand, I certainly would not rule out the possibility that the material universe is the compiled version of God's program and the revelation is one of the symbol tables, or possibly something even stranger happened. (When I say “one of the symbol tables” instead of “the symbol table” I mean that as a pre-emptive strike against the common atheist cliche I earlier discussed here.)