It was the Bible that pointed to His Imperial Majesty. I don't agree that the Bible was used to oppress our ancestors, I would say they were brutally subjected to their oppressors' interpretation of it. In Rastafari, we are reclaiming our rightful place in both the old and the new Testaments. As Leonard Howell said during his trial, " We were told we were the Gentiles, but now we have come to know that we are the Jews".
I don't know about you lot, but for the Holy Sanctuary, the Bible is central to the Service, with synagogue style readings where the Levites read first, kissing the Book after reading.
So what if the 10 Commandments come from Ma'at? Does it make them less significant? There is a danger in wasting more time in ranting on about how this and that came from there than in taking the time to appreciate what it is we have in the Bible.
Of course, it is important that His Imperial Majesty is in the Bible tradition. That is why it is Him, and Him alone that we have at the centre of things. Not Buddha, not Muhammad, not Mbuya Nehanda, not Sai Baba, not Krishna, not Wali Farad and most certainly not Dr Malachi York.
Clear now, brother?
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