OK I see this is from the archives. Interesting to know if Ark-I still holds the same interpretation of Rastafari, or whether time has been a wisdom.
as InI spirit tells i that there may be an underlying meaning which is corruption.
"RasTafarI has nothing to do with ideology, it is a Mystical Trod. The ways of the Rastaman are documented by some in the form of an ideology, and some people read these "ideologies" and relate to RasTafarI people."
- Look up the meaning of Rastafari. I am fully aware that that would mean a babylonian definition but never the less, lets take an example from the first line of RASTAFARI on wikipedia:
Rastafari movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rastafari movement is an African-based spiritual ideology that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica.
Another example of An african spirited ideology would be the practice of Voodoo or Obeah.
"There is something I say to people often but I haven't written it on this forum yet. There are two types of people that call themselves Rasta, Spiritual Rasta and Ideological Rasta."
- Didnt you just say Rastafari has nothing to do with ideology? Now you make reference to two types of Rasta: Spiritual rasta (which you just defined is what rastafari is all about) and Ideological rasta - which you Just said has NOTHING TO DO WITH RASTA. Would this would be to infer that Ideological Rastas are fake dread?
"Ideological Rastas have read or have been told about the ways of RasTafarI people and they relate to these ways. So they adopt these ways or at least some of these ways and trod accordingly. They have not experienced the Spiritual heights of RasTafarI people because that Spirit doesn't exist within them. That is not to say that they will not reach Zion or that they are against Jah. They are just not RasTafarI people."
a system of ideas and ideals
- You said: 'Spiritual rastas trod based on what jah has shown InI' - Does this not include Ideas and Ideals? As in relation to the standard definition of ideology. So Jah DOESNT give spiritual Rastas any ideas or ideals? This is confusing...
"Spiritual RasTafarI will never Leave Jah RasTafarI, Haile Selassie I, but Ideological Rastas will almost always do this eventually.
Haile Selassie I"
All I see you doing is creating DIVISION. WHY would I want to fight my brother if I have the 'spirit of Jah' in I, and he seeks to find evidence and knowledge to show the dinvity of Jah? Whats wrong with any of that? Hopefully them could come together and get a REAL strength. Theres many different pathways to Jah. You should know this.
"The Rastafari movement is an African-based spiritual ideology..."
We need the spirit like we need the science, we need the vibration like we need the study, we need the mystic like we need the reality. Its a balance. The concept of Ma'at been out there for Thousands of years. Stop create division, just to use it to try and discredit another Rasta with an ideology.... I wonder which ideology Rastas you would oppose?
Ital is an ideology, i doubt you would oppose them..
'black power', is another ideology.......