This is something I have wanted to reason about for a while. I Iverstand people making a copyright to protect their ideas and the manifestation of their ideas, especially if those things are the source of their financial income. But when I sight people who see similar kinds of holy sayings or stories in different holy books and they speak about this or that nation stole the words of the holy books of this or that other nation, I think that they are missing the purpose of the words of Jah RasTafarI. It is a different situation if we are speaking about people who literally stole the holy books and teachings of another nation, because sometimes this does happen, and I am not speaking in support of this kind of wickedness.
What I am speaking about is the main reasons why there are so many similarities between the different holy writings of the world. Part of the reason being that some of the stories and teachings existed when we were One people, and the other part of the reason being that the people who loved the words of Jah RasTafarI taught these words to nations visiting them and nations they visited. To share the mighty Irits of Jah so all can see. It is called Reasoning.
In these times the people are so divided that they don't think like their ancestors but instead want to hold everything to themselves and want to accuse people of present and past of stealing what was freely given. I am not expecting this way of thought to change any time soon because it is supposed to be this way for many people because this is the season of division, but I do expect this way of thought to change for some.
As Christ said,
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
The people Christ was speaking about showed that they didn't enter in theirselves because they didn't Live like One who opened the doors of knowledge. But one reason alone would have shown that they didn't open the doors, because they hindered people that tried to enter in. If they had opened the doors themselves, they would have learned the Freedom of Jah Words.
Selassie I showed the example in these times in the publications made by His Press. For example in the beginning of the english translation of selected speeches ordered by Haile Selassie I and published by His Press.
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Haile Selassie I