apologies for misjudging you good self. I&i am happy that the I is content with the continued existence of the livity. However i&i respectfully suggest that you missed one of my main points, that in the end this is not a subject to endlessly reason over. Many good answers have been given to your initial question, with responses that range from the biblical, which you quite rightly suggest forms the foundation of many rastas livity, to the more mystical, which is also important to many of us. Yes a paradox exists between what HIM said on the train and what some of us believe, ie. that he is devine. It is up to you to decide whether we have been able to resolve this (apparent) paradox or whether we are simply stupid or misguided.
For what it is worth i&i would like to point out that you may well be faced with a similar paradox yourself. As far as i&i am aware Jesus never said, directly, and in as many words, that he was god either. You can suggest that he alluded to it, or that he used metaphor, or that people who lived after he did sais it for him, but he never actually stood up and said something along the lines of "Hi my name is Jesus, and I am god".
I can understand how you might think that he was/is though, and have respect for that belief. Please show us all the same respect.
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