For those who don't know, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered a team of theologians was put together to read through them and translate them. The Catholic Church itself sanctioned these men to do their work. One of the men, a theologian by the name of John M. Allegro read through the scrolls and instead of telling the Roman Catholic Church some made-up story about what they wanted to hear, Allegro published several findings about how he believed the Dead Sea Scrolls actually imply that Christianity was created all by the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Allegro's own belief that (Jesus) Christ was a metaphor for a mushroom, the ultimate trip into a world of bliss. Allegro translated "Christ" from the word chrism
which means ###### (seamen) anointing," this, Allegro inferred to believe that "Christ" came from the seeds (rain) that impregnated Mother Earth causing her child (the mushrooms) to go.
The metaphorical context is all extremely interesting, I've been trying to acquire a copy of this book for a long time.