Are you speaking generally about people who are claim knowledge of self or are you speaking specifically about the Nation of Gods and Earths (5 percent nation), who made the term more fashionable?
*** I am not speaking about the 5%ers. Infact I have many friends who are 5%ers, and they have great respect for all African livity/life. They have no probelm with Rastafari. At least that is the 5%ers that I have ran into, met, and know.
So basically that would leave only those who stick their nose up in the air, and claim to have superior knowledge of self, and feel that anyone that lives a spiritual livity, is blind, deaf, and dumb. In other words, we are the "lost sheep". Conviently another term that they take from the same Ible that they bash.
When I said not to let anyone get you out of your cipher, I meant do not let anyone get you out of your natural character. In other words, if you think someone has low character, dont stop down to their level.
*** I overstand the I on this reasoning. However InI are defenders of the livity. If a strange lion trod in I den, then there will be war.
As far as stooping to his character. I never stated that he was of ill character, nor did I state that he was on a lower level than I. However I did want to know what knowledge of self offers without mentionig other movements in the process. That is really not too much to ask of a scholar. Perhaps I could be overstating?
When I said to not let anyone put you in a box, I was refering to labels like "bible thumper," "semite mind," etc, etc.
*** I overstand. However I do not take offense to anyone's so-called labels. How can anyone label a Semite, when scholars and historians still debate over who the Semites, and Hyksos trully were. I have heard all kinds of theories from Asians to Libyians....go figure. But he just happens to have the breakthrough discovery in archeology where he can point to actual Semites? When he writes his book, I want it autographed lol.
My offense was taken when he blasphemed against Rastafari/HEAD CREATOR.
But I overstand you Selassielive. The I's point was well taken.
You say Zion and Babylon are real places. You claim Ethiopia to be Zion. So where is Babylon? Who art Babylon?
***Yes I, as I stated earlier, Babylon "coined by I elders of Nyabinghi order" are nations in the west that have built their empires off the backs of African slaves STOLEN from west Africa.
Currently all Africans who were sent to their various diapora destinations to serve out slavery, have liberated themselves, BY DEFEATING THIER ENEMIES IN BATTLE VIA ARMS STRUGGLE.
InI in Babylondon, are the only Africans left who have not defeated their white oppressors as of yet.
Now that is the cold hard truth, and the reality of InI situation. I ask the "Knowledge of selfers", what is their solution to defeating the last strong hold of Babylon..aka....Babylondon, and all I get is silence from them. Whether or not knowledge of self-ers like InI solution, but atleast I gave one.
History has proven that NO African people have EVER been liberated without an arms struggle.
Now with all of their infinite wisdom and knowledge, can any knowledge of selfer poit I in the direction of a Babylonian kingdom in the west that fell without an arms struggle?
Like I stated before I bredren, I do overstand the I's point, and it was well taken.
Bless and peace Jah Rastafari Selassie I Nyabinghi I
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