i&i absolutely did not mean to infer that Jesus did not exist. I&i actually am quite certain that such a historical person lived and was able to manifest the divine that is in all. What I was suggesting is that it is a hard thing to provide 'evidence', in the concrete sense of the word, for what is ultimately a matter of faith, both for rastas, and for those that are christians.
With respect to your post on the 'train interview' string. I&i, and no doubt others, would be happy to engage in reasoning about the fundamental nature of rasta world views. But this is NOT about reasoning. Reasoning implies a willingness to exchange views and learn. What is happening here is all about tactics and percieved weakness. If you are in doubt check out the lengthy post on 'new ageism' which explicitly outlines this approach.
That the christian folks mean well there is no doubt. I respect their righteous intentions.In the end what they want is for us to be with Jah. But i&i believe that this intention, irrespective of its right or wrong, needs to be made clear, as clarity is fundamental to informed communication.
I&i am not angry about this (a little frustrated perhaps :-) ) or huffy. I&i am just intersted in a discussion that takes place in as open an environment as possible.
Hope this clears up a few misconceptions.
Love and respect
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