Posted By: iyah360 In Response To: Re: LoL (givin_thanx)
Date: Monday, 28 June 2004, at 12:41 p.m.
In Response To: Re: LoL (givin_thanx)
"It is like they like what they see in the Rasta Movement, but when it comes down to the basics, they do not like the Bible, or Christ, or any of that and would rather change Rasta to make it more comfortable for them."
* I can only speak for myself. I see a lot of what you are talking about - Rastafari being hijacked by, I would guess, mostly Americans trying to suit Rastafari to their own needs - right down to incorporating aliens and such into it. Fact is though when you get right down to it, one has to search deeper, and the FACT is that the Nile Valley civilizations PRECEDED the Judeo-Christian religions by thousands of years. We cannot IGNORE this fact and think that the bible exists in a vaccuum and is THE source for historical fact and religious belief. The bible is a useful tool when one is not caught up in it as a sourcebook of historical record. Jesus Christ is an EXAMPLE of how to live in accordance to these ancient principles established by the inner Africans(who are the ROOT of the Nile Valley cilivilizations) thousands of years ago.
"Same thing happened to Christianity...it was taken entirely out of its Judaic environment to suit the intellectual need of Roman and Alexandrian pagans...I see this happeneing to Rasta, especially with the Khemetic-thinking Rastas."
* Living simply and in accordance with the law of nature and the Most High has been known since the "dawn of time." These principles were known and are still LIVED by many of the remaining indigenous peoples' of the world. It should not be labelled a sin to see the ROOTS of what one claims to represent and not get caught up in the sway of bible idolatry. If you go to Jamaica - and you REALLY get to reason with a Ras who is in touch with their grandparents and great granparents, who can tell you something about the remaining memory of African life, they will not be speaking to you about Jebus - they will be speaking of the ancestral religion of their foreparents.
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