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Interested In Irating

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New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« on: May 20, 2008, 11:19:25 PM »

Hi,

I recently took a trip to Jamaica & was amazed at the Rasta culture that took place before my eyes.  Maybe it was atmosphere, the ganja, or it was truly a "natural mystic" - but I truly a part of the people around me, and have been interested in converting since.

I went to the local church and asked the minister if he had any holy books on Rastafari or where in town I could find them .  .  .  he said I was being "blasphemous" and had a friend escort me out.

So now that I'm on here, I just have some questions for all the true Rastas.  From InI to you .  .  . 

1. ) Are dreadlocks required for those of us at later stages in life? (experiencing hair loss, etc)

2. ) Do we have to listen to reggae music to be Rasta?  (I was raised on oldies, country, etc)

3. ) Do we have to have a "black woman & child"? (I've been with a caucasion woman for 3 months, and see things getting serious)

4. ) What is BoBo?

Any & all answers would be irie.  Thanx!  ;D
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 11:37:00 PM »

Yes I!

My Name is Ras Whitey.  I came to Jamaica on a cruise ship, where I met these Rastafarians who told me about this man named Haley Selasey.  I then bought some wax for my hair as it is unnatural for a white person grow locks.  I was taken to a place called Bull Bay where I met with the priest named Sizzler.  And when I talked to them he asked "What faith are you" and I told him "Well clearly you see my long flowing locks, I am a Raasta just like you. " He and his contingent of Bo bo's told me that in order to be a true rasta, I must wrap my head in a turban.  I told them that that is not important, because Rastafari is about love of all mankind.  He walked up to me and said "We don't love mankind, we love woman kind!" Ohh myy goddd.  They started beating me up, they called me ceazer, they called me Judas, they called me Luciano.  Who is Luciano?

Anyway to answer your questions, Raastas should have locks.  If you are a white man like me, I can reccomend some wax.  Real Rastas also listen to the music of bob marley every day.  The preist told me that I must have a black woman and child, or else I would be considerd something called a "batty man. " Yes I
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 11:32:01 PM »

Give thanks, Rasta! I see this topic has been viewed 25 times & only one reply though .  .  .  why are the I's not irie enough to answer?
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 05:04:34 PM »

Greets I.

Rastafari is many different things, and there's loads of different views on how to be a rasta. You cant really define Rastafari. 'Ras' is also a word for head so in that way everybody is 'a ras'
I think no matter what you do, there will always be people who think your not a real rasta. But that's just too bad.

You said your questions was to 'true rastas'.
I think most 'true' rasta's would say that it is not necessary to have dreads to be a rastaman or rastawoman, because of such things as: Rasta is not a doctrine - there are no rules, rastafari is a natural livity and for white people it is not natural to have dreads,  rastafari is not fashion therefor it doesn't matter if you have dreads or not. Just as it doesn't matter if you are black or white, fat or skinny, and so on.. wouldn't it also be unfair if it was?
You dont have to listen to reggae to be a rasta either. Many rastas does, but rastafari is not about music. You can be deaf and still be a rasta, no problem. :)

There are three main ways of rastafari: TwelveTribes, Nyhabingy and BOBO Shanti. 


If you are interested in knowing TRUE rastafari faith/livity, read some of the other posts in here. If you just wanna know rastafari as most people describe it, go on wikipedia ;)

 ..I prefer the real rastafari.

Hope you got some answers.. Bless! :)





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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 08:26:48 PM »

Seriously there is some idiotic reasoning on this post.

What is this?
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 09:26:37 PM »

Brother Irating, you surely have much to learn, no dissing.
I will answer shortly.

1. NO. Dreadlocks is not a godly law for all people, only for the ones who has the strength in faith to do so, it is not a look, it's a livity. You can't have dreadlocks and eat pork fx. Read the Bible, most is written there. Then you are a "wolf in sheep clothing" - can't dress up as a conscious ras, if you don't know The Most High JAH and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Janhoy.
2. No. No music but Nyahbinghi is superior. You must learn the nyahbinghi.
3. No, rasta is not racism. White girls and women are princess and queens too. We must live with the woman we love.
4. Bobo Ashanti is a mansion of Rastafari. They believe in Emmanuel (a rasta from Jamaica) as the black Christ, and Selassie I as the Almighty One. The church is called The Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress True Divine Church Of Salvation, E.A.B.I.C.C.S.
They wear their locks in turbans, and are a very serious, devout and militant branch of Rastafari.
Read more: http://www.houseofbobo.com/

Watch out calling yourself a rasta and so on, my brother, until you gain rasta wisdom.
I hope this answers your questions.

   ONENESS

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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 06:00:39 PM »

i agree with rootsridge... :o there must be something wrong
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 12:20:58 AM »

Give thanks for Infinite wisdom bredrens! As for idren Rootsridge...we must be heartical in our words idren. No question is a bad question, and no answer is wrong. Remember the words of Haile Selassie I in Bob Marley's, "War."

RASTAFARI
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 08:25:11 AM »

Damn, I'm so hungry I could eat anything..

I think you shred light on some intersting topics irating! I hope you're gonna be here for a while... Good food for thought!

Give thx

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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 03:46:31 PM »

We should not remember Selassie I word via Marley pop songs.
We should read up Selassie I speeches & biography by itself. Bob Marley is just a bredrin, NEVER forget. It is not Bobfari...

@Leon: I don't think Irating shred the light, he asked the questions. :)

Search for real wisdom.
ONENESS & JANHOY BLESS

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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 01:34:32 AM »

We must not be afraid of the dark! We miss alota opportunities to do good then! Robert Marley was the king of reggae man.. can you do it better? ??? ??? ???
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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 03:38:13 PM »

@Leon:
I have heard all of Bob Nesta Marleys songs. But I find other artist more conscious & uplifting for I. It is a personal thing, our taste in music and artists.

My point is that Bob Marley was only human. Like you and I. Not a king or Emperor like His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.
To listen to Bob Marley without believing in JAH, and without interest in HIM. is just "hippie". Because they like the sound. That is no thing for I&I, we Idren don't deal with music that way. And we never worship idol. We burn idols, as JAHJAH say. For many youths and also old people in Babylon society, Bob Marley is an idol. A "KING" of something, reggae music. SELASSIE I A THE KING! Reggae music is pop music, never forget!!! Duttywine and slackness not a rasta thing, but a reggae and dancehall thing.

Raspect to Robert, but no worshiping, no praise for him. He helped to spread the word and the truths and rights in this grey society of death. But he did it for the Almighty just like I&I in here.

  ONENESS

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Re: New Rasta Interested In Converting . . .
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 05:05:11 PM »

You want to learn more about Rastafari, simply buy his books written by him and read, you want to learn about the hundreds of ideas about rastafari and the livity come here everyday and there are dozens who claim to know and will be happy to TELL and DICTATE to you how it is. Coming here you will never know the people behind the telling, never know if they live it or truly believe any of it, maybe they just wanna have the look and talk the talk, very common these days especially here were very few see eye to eye on anything. You can NEVER learn about Rastafari the man from an internet sight with a speech or two here and there, you must read his works and meditate on his life and ideologies, then you may have a better clue and with time will come to appreciate him for who he was. If you want to convert to rastafari as you say you dont need to listen to reggae, eat ital, smoke herb, not shave, grow locks or date a black woman, you simply admire and follow the teachings of Hailie Selassie the first...period. Dont listen to anyone who says differently, not even me!!
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