Re: *PLEASE EXPAND ON AFRICA'S JEWS!*
Posted By: Masimba Musodza In Response To: Re: *PLEASE EXPAND ON AFRICA'S JEWS!* (Ras Heru)
Date: Thursday, 24 June 2004, at 11:24 a.m.
In Response To: Re: *PLEASE EXPAND ON AFRICA'S JEWS!* (Ras Heru)
Greetings Ras Heru
This is the problem that I was highlighting, these organisations are bent on liberating BLACK PEOPLE, we are bent on liberating PEOPLE. Rastafari is for people, it is a Black culture, but it is for people.The reason people reject is racial- the idea that it is Africa that is now the centre of the Hebraic world as revealed in the Kebra Naghast is too much for those of us- black and white- who are still enslaved by the picture of Cesair Borgias, the White Jesus.
I have dealt with these organisations, I have read their literature and I am of the view that they are not what we need if we are to take our rightful plcae in the world.
I did not say I recognise Rastafari as a sect of Judaism. I only said I do not have a problem with those writers who classify it as such- this is how I would classify it if I had only heard of Judaism before and then came across a people that won't eat certain foods, keep their beard long etc.
Did Judaism come to Africa or vice-versa? Well, that depends on how you would see it. The Book of Acts reveals that Moses learnt all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Indeed, after the return from captivity, the Jews sent a delegation to Egypt to get books for the rebuilding of the Library. But the Kebra Naghast reveals to us that the Judaic system of the Solomonic time was transplanted from Jerusalem to Ethiopia, making us the heirs of the promise of Israel. This means that if you accept this, you are part of this Israel, regardless of your lineage.
Yes, I know where these organisations are coming from. Blacks have suffered slavery, colonialism etc over the past few centuries. But we must remember that it has not always been like that, and it will not always be like that. That is why I said Rastafari is for people, meaning that it will continue to have relevance to us even when neo-colonialism has been dealt a final blow.
I do not know of any Rastafarian that rejects the Bible. Even our staunchest critics have marvelled at the depth of our knowledge of the Bible.
Give praise always.
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