Re: Haile Selassie and Rastafarians
Posted By: livelyup In Response To: Haile Selassie and Rastafarians (King David)
Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2004, at 6:45 p.m.
In Response To: Haile Selassie and Rastafarians (King David)
Greetings King David,
in your questions i&i would suggest that you are confusing two quite seperate concepts, that of the recognition of divinity in another, and of the recognition of your own divinity.
To my eyes at least it is entirely possible to recognise the inherent divinity of another entity withouth tem being self aware of this perspective of reality. It is in fact something that i do every day, and am quite possibly doing right now. You, because of the model of reality that you adhere to, probably do not see your own inherent jah-nature, wheras I do. It is easy to extend this logic to His Imperial Majesty, and while you may not agree with this view, i hope that you can overstand its ramifications.
As to whether His Majesty overstood his own divinity, well for me it would take a little more than running around telling people that you are jah to convince me. In fact the MORE someone did that the LESS likely i would find it. Such things are lived, not said or written about, as it is beyond the capacity of speech or discursive reasoning to convey the essence of divinity. The proffs you offer of jesus' divinity (seemingly in contrast to HIM) are all from a single source, the historical accuracy of which is in some doubt(for people who are not christian), and which was compiled at least a generation after events took place in the highly politically charged environment of the nicean council.
As to the rituals of rasta, well they arent even practiced by all rastas, and have been created by the folk who follow the trod in order to celebrate their way of life. I have not seen any suggestion that they were developed in order to somehow copy the life of HIM. To suggest that they should would be a little like requiring all christian people to become clebate carpenters and itinerant holy men.
love and life
you could save a lot of disk space by simply saying something along the lines of "I think you are all wrong and should just become christians."
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