"Greetings to the I. Rastafari livity, is one of few movements that was also religious created by Ifrican peoples in diaspora. Out of the three major religions that the I mentioned, all were not teaching InI to look to Ifrica. But it was Marcus Garvwey and Leonard Howell that told the I's to look to east Ifrica for the crowning of a black king. At that time InI liberation would be at hand. trully I can say to the I, that my mind rejoiced when I learned that Yashua was a black man, and had returned to earth as a black man. The joy that the I feel can not be measured with babylonian science."
I love Garvey, and consider Rastafari 'positive' because it points our people to Africa and has 'it's heart in the right place' if you know what I mean. I'm not going to argue the Yeshua point, for to me he represents the procession of the sun. I'm just tired of our people clinging to only what we had available at the time of our oppression and exploitation in this wilderness(which was the literalized Bible). I think what Leonard Howell and Garvey pointed us towards was 'the best they could do' with what we/they had. IMO Rastafari is a pshychologically healthy cultural/spiritual reponse and movement that developed in the diapsora. Nothing wrong with that... but IMO we should build from that position, not set it in concrete stone... Take the best of the old and the new(which really is the 'ancient' and 'original' in this context)... Do better when we know better. I have the same criticism of other movements, like the N.O.I. for instance...
"Sistren the I's name is West Ifrica, and north Ifrica. Basically that means that the I is well rounded in etymology of Ifrica, and that is irie. I man know that I am Israelite and Ifrican. Even Sizzla tell InI in his songs that InI are Israelites. InI are Rastafarians, for the I's love Ifrica. InI are not the BHI who hate Ifrica, and claim to be Israelites. Jah Rastafari taught InI to be tolerant of other people's religious beliefs. I RASpect the fact that the I love Ifrica. Personally sistren I look to Ithiopia, and west Ifrica. If the I notice my threads, I always say not to look to geographical Israel, but to Ithiopia, and the black man's throne."
I have noticed that you have a love for Africa in general, and none of my posts were meant to be a personal attack whatsoever, just reasonning on the general concepts our people hold about the subject at hand, and where they stem from.
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