***According to how you answer this question, I will sight where your mindset is regarding Rastafari and Christianity.
Do you sight the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church as a Rastafari entity?***
No I do not. I say that, because the EOC has had some major disagreements with the Rastafari movement. The EOC have a history of clashing with Rastas. Therefore Rastas do not have to feel the need to fit in, if they have a church of their own.
***Also, do you feel that creating a Rastafari church will strengthen the movement or make it more dogmatic and restrictive like Christianity and some other religions?***
Once again, another good question. My bredren I feel that the nature of Rastafari will not change due to a centralized worship. Nor do I see it as restrictive. If you look to Christianity itself, some denominations feel very restrictive, while others seem as open, screaming, and music playing in almost a total freenzy. So I quess that would be best left up to the nature of the churches founders, rather than generalizing a broad sweep type ideology of all churches.
***Personally, I feel that the Earth is our church and the birds, trees, animals, etc our congregation***
And it is. The purpose of the centralization was to form a method of protection for Rastas. Nobody is telling you to stop looking to the Neters/Nature.
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