Re: All Rastas are Perfect and Know all about HIM
Posted By: Ayinde In Response To: All Rastas are Perfect and Know all about HIM (King David)
Date: Tuesday, 21 December 2004, at 7:25 a.m.
In Response To: All Rastas are Perfect and Know all about HIM (King David)
You are putting this comparison of statements to the wrong person.
I am already on record stating that I did not agree with everything Haile Selassie did. I consider him ONE of our MANY esteemed African personalities. All the African personalities I admire made mistakes, in my view.
If Haile Selassie said or encouraged anything that is different to MY words and actions, then you can simply take it as a sign that I disagreed with him, or I am disagreeing with the context or interpretation YOU are giving to what was said or done. Disagreeing with him does not, on its own, mean either of us is right or wrong. It simply means I disagree.
I am not a follower of anyone or anything but myself. Seeing that I have free will, I have the ability to think and act in my best interest. Knowing myself removes the need to have to 'one-up' about ideas on divinity.
Truth is not a democracy--determined by how many people vote or agree.
Consider this quote:
"While Rastafari certainly maintains a sense of family, it is not a unified bloc. Several subgroups and varying beliefs vie for the soul of Rastafari. These differences in theology, lifestyle, and behaviors all fit within the broad umbrella of Rastafari because, at its heart, it is an Afro-Caribbean identity movement--not primarily a religion with clearly defined, universally accepted dogma and doctrines."
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