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renley0818

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I need information please
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:21:25 AM »

hello. 
I'm doing some research for a paper in my English class.  I've decided to write my paper on the Rastafarian religion.  I've heard a few things about it, and I feel like it's something I'd like to learn more about.  Can someone on here give me the "real-deal" on it.  I've heard so many stereotypical things, I'm not sure what's true or not. 

Also, can someone give me the basic topics in which the religion is focused on. 

Any reply is greatly appreciated! I hope to hear from someone soon! Thanks!
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 12:08:57 AM »

well to start off rasta is not a religion it is more of a way of life.
we follow the teachings of Haile Selassie who was an emperor of Ethiopia. a rasta is some one who follows the path of righteousness and some one who lives by the bibles teachings and commits his/her life to God.
we also fight against racism and any other force that oppresses gods people. also since we are children of god we respect every one and live as healthy as possible because your body is your temple.

if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
hope that helps.
bless up.
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 10:25:45 AM »

I like how The I puts that last post.  Very direct and nice message.


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Re: I need information please
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 03:36:27 PM »

Me too, I like that Ke. Very short, but direct and full of nice information.
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008, 08:08:52 PM »

thanks guys .
bless
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 01:15:33 AM »

Thank you very much!

I do have another question.  When I studied the history of the way of life, I got confused with what kind of role Marcus Garvey played in the Rasta movement.  Can someone clear that up for me please?
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 05:21:22 PM »

Some Rasta see him as a prophet he was a black rights fighter and is said that he prophesied the coming of HIM ( His Imperial Majesty/Haile Selassie I) he plays more importance to some than others. One nice point to make could be the reasoning behind the use of the Herb because this is a common stereotype. Basically the reasoning is, it is said to have grown on the grave of King Solomon ( the successor to King David ) There is mixed opinion on the divinity of HIM some say just man, some Prophet and some Jah/God incarnate. The reason for HIM's divinity is he sat on the throne in Ethiopia and the blood line goes all the way back to King David. That is the reason behind his titles such as - " Kings of Kings " " Lords of Lords " " Conquering Lion of Judah ." The above is just the tip of the iceberg really if you'd like to reason with me properly, i'd be happy to answer your question or ask wiser people on your behalf. :) MSN = mojojojo11_5_92@hotmail.com
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 10:14:44 PM »

also it goes back to the slave days, when the Europeans came to Africa and made them slaves in another land. Garvey started the back to Africa movement so that the the Africans can rise up against the oppression and slavery and become reunited with there families back in Africa and live in peace.
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Re: I need information please
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008, 01:58:05 AM »

seen!
check Jr Gong - Damian Marleys tune Confrontation to experience the wordsoundsavepowah of Jah Marcus and His Majesty...
Powah of Jah coming thru dems pillars of JahKingdom
experiencing is believing...
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