Ayinde, I refuse to even entertain your thought only to say that we might be caught in too much verbage.
RasTafari cant be RasTafari without RasTafari.
I was a christian before I sight RasTafari. So much so that for me to truly overstand what I am into, I too had to follow His direction when He claimed that for INI to overstand Him we must overstand Christ.
CHRIST WAS A JEW WHOSE LIFE INFLUENCED THOSE WHO LOVED AND OVERSTOOD HIS MISSION TO PROCLAIM THEIR FAITH AS "CHRIST"IAN.
RASTAFARI WAS A CHRISTIAN WHOSE LIFE INFLUENCED THOSE WHO LOVE AND OVERSTAND HIM TO CHOOSE TO BE CALLED RASTAFARI.
One request He made to INI is to acquire knowledge since it is a sure way to avoid a recurrence of slavery on this lost tribe.
I sense some black people resist Him because they dont want to be part of the "crowd" that hails Him.
just too many mental blocks and sometimes prejudice against their own kind.
Too many uneducated and dirty looking ones to say hi to and to pick up on their bling.
A recurring of the experience of the nazarene...rejected and scorned...to a point where their saviour was born in a manger. No place in the inn: a pure bluff to let the nazarene family know that they dont belong among the rich and famous.
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