Re: Rasta Identity without Rasta Theology?
Posted By: ras mandingo In Response To: Rasta Identity without Rasta Theology? (Ras Tafari Selasse)
Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2002, at 7:19 p.m.
In Response To: Rasta Identity without Rasta Theology? (Ras Tafari Selasse)
Greetings Brohter Ras Tafari Selasse,
I agree with your words, everybody should research as much as possible, and every person at his/her limit and level, should become as much aware as possible of his/her past (roots).
I also think some people could overstand the difference between beeing new and old on a topic and behave like that. I myself, try very hard to illiterate myself on that, as I sse it fundamental to share this difficult to find (unless on the web) pieces of information, to reveal the mesage to the brethrens/sistrens.
So, putting myself as a new person on the topic, I try to learn as much as I can, and raspectfully make questions to try to learn from all on the board.
However, if you permit me to ask, sometimes the teology in a mistified way helps increasing the confusion about a real day-by-day strategy to deal with a particular situation in a different time. I think everything is evolving and adapting to survive, to continue, so is Rastafari.
INI admire the lifestyle of Rastafari, INI think is healthy, livity, vI-talizing... INI life down here in Brasil had a different perspective of things, after beeing introduced to Rastafari in London.
In I opinion, with all the raspect, the theology needs an interpretation to our times, like a Principle where I can fundament a view, and the theology is something that needs time to be developed. I know you have a process to be were you are, you can overstand the youth in their struggle for opinions and identity... but are they on the way? Can you see that?
We have to learn from people like you. Learning how to teach is something really exciting. I'm also an English teacher in Brasil. I never thought about beeing a teacher before, and when it happened, I was remembering all my boring teachers, and the good ones I had, and why some could communicate (make common) so well, and others not.
Mystification can be a big problem. I'm not deniyng anything because everything has utility if you understand the function of it.
Give thanks for the reasoning!!!
Ras Mandingo, Recife (Brasil).
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