Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement
Posted By: franksta In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (Ras Marcus)
Date: Monday, 27 September 2004, at 10:19 a.m.
In Response To: Re: The True Cause of The Early Rastafari Movement (Ras Marcus)
Rastafari is the new name for an age old movement ,that seeks the liberation and and the full expression of all afican people . Throughout centuries it has had many names each an expression tied to its purpose .
This energy now called rastafari ,with it threefold mission . Has accomplish one of its great mission , the reuniting of Africa with her stolen children- this entails the knowledge of our history , the love of ourselves and things african .
Now we as rasta must let go of mental chains ,which is rastafari second great mission . It is at this crucial junction we now stand , as the dilemma we face is one which shall decide wether rastafari will become a religion filled with dogmas , myth, faith and ritual or remain a dynamic force for cultural change and expression . Should rasta become a religion , it is my opinion that it has failed in its great mission- we must if we are to avoid this fate divest ourselves of our judeo/christian underpinnings .
Let us not make of any man a God among men , for all man is God , for all must play his part ,and non is less than the other . Only the degree to which you have sucessfully perform your allotted task , is you work of merit . The bible can not replace wisdom ,nor impart wisdom only righteous action in the stuggle for true liberation can deliver that . Through action the true spirit of rasta comes forth ,for in the pursiut of action one must reason with others . REASONING is the first tenet of rasta ,and it is in danger of being replace by faith and dogma .REASONING is sharing , teaching ,learning and most important a sure way to contact the spirit which resides within us all .
As to question of the european in the struggle , we are one human race , any who say to the contrary ,is preaching a false construct . We have not forgotten why we are here in babylon , we are here because some would and have use this false costruct to divide humanity so as to oppress all of humanity , some moreso than others . Neither must we forget that there have been european who have shed their own blood for our freedom in this struggle , as well as some african who has work hard to sell us into bondage . None can know the thoughts or mind of another but, through REASONING and ACTIONS one can arrive at a reasonable assesment of motive and intention .
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