I did not accuse YOU of doing any particular thing. I simply asked, "I ask you respectfully, Rootsie --- can you understand why it is alarming to InI when well educated, articulate Rastafarians seek to fundamentally redefine what it means to be Rasta???"
There are many Rastafarians who would answer a resounding "YES! I understand, of course...." - you reacted defensively, and withdrew into liberal individualism. Rasta reasoning is not about "your view" and "my view", even though views exist, Rasta reasoning is built on the kingciple of TRUTH.
I followed the link to your site (its nicely done!) and found this -
"Many Afrocentric Rastas find themselves in a different relation with the figure of 'Selassie I' than when they first began their Rasta journey. Worshiping Selassie as the One God either becomes impossible for them, or they view this metaphorically, or they engage in vigorous rationalizations and mental acrobatics, for the sake of Rasta unity. It is possible that the symbol of Selassie will fade away altogether from Rasta, viewed as something that made sense for its time, but is no longer helpful. There are many reasons why Rastas may come to the view that the worship of Selassie is outmoded."
I can tell you this with 100% faith --- THAT DAY WILL NEVER DAWN WHEN RASTA WILL DENY HIM IS ALMIGHTY!!!
If you and your friends are able to pull off this 'coup d'etat' wherein HIM is no longer the center of the Rasta trad, then y'all are more worthy enemies than I gave y'all credit for!!! LOL In other words, like SO MANY reggae musicians and Marley followers, Rastafarians are also eagerly looking forward to a day when they will no longer be required to praise HIM to be Rasta!!! So, just USE the name of the King as a confidence trick to make InI trust you, and then go about eliminating HIM from the trad altogether --- because its "all spirit anyway", or some such logic. I find that diabolic!!!
FIRE AND BRIMSTONE!!! LIGHTNING AND THUNDER!!!
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