Bless Up Iyah
Sorry I man didnt see the Is question until now.
The speech is from “Interview with Editor ‘Voice Of Ethiopia’”, Chapter 18 page 663 in Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I
I man reasoned on this subject before but I man guess it was deleted from the site. I still have it in I man records so please allow I to copy paste some reasoning from before that I think is still relevant:
I man see Rastafari as Reality.
HIM Haile Selassie I proves to InI that Christ in his Kingly character is not born of a virgin mother, turning water into wine, curing the sick with a finger’s touch, or any other fantasy stories that babylon perpetuates to confuse InI.
This isn’t to say that the Bible is all wrong and doesn’t list factual, verifiable information. It is important to realeyes what is factual and what is a story.
Hebrew is a language of ideas, so a sentence can be interpreted a lot of different ways. When Hebrew is translated to a language with roman roots (like english), the idea becomes a literal statement. The original writers of the Bible did not intend for the words that translators decided to use to be taken literally.
HIM Haile Selassie I teaches InI to embrace science and intertwine it with InI faith. Ancient Africa created the study of science. europe and the western world turned science into a study of exploitation and war, but that was not the original intent of the study. Right now there is nuff evidence in the world that the study of science is under attack, and I think InI need to guard against that in order to avoid entering into another medieval type situation. Science itself as a subject shouldn’t have to be defended. The wicked science that is done in the name of babylon agenda should be identified and removed.
With any subject, it is important to have verifiable information. Science can provide this to InI with anything relating to HOW the Iniverse works and operates. Spirituality can provide InI with WHY the Iniverse works and operates, but I don’t think the two are interchangeable. The bible can relay historical facts that can be verified and proven by other cultures in existence at the time. This is how people that are well studied in history can speak factually about Israelite law and culture included in the Bible. When it comes to the creation story in Genesis, there isn’t any way to factually verify the story. This is important, because I man want to deal with Reality. Nuff different creation stories I man can find from many different cultures on this earth. Each different culture is allowed to have the truth of the creation story that was given to them. However I think it is wrong when one of those cultures claims only their story is truth, but still can’t provide facts with science to prove their story. That is not reality.
People from all different realities have gathered together to work to understand HOW the iniverse works, and have come up with a theory of evolution to explain how life is created. I think if InI look at all the facts it is a theory that makes sense. Some give scientific theories a similar reverence as the dogmatic zealot gives to their chosen religion when both should seek balance and HIM Haile Selassie I.
HIM Haile Selassie I teaches InI that each person has their own right to the Most High, that is not up for debate. HIM has the authority to proclaim this freedom for all. If someone wants to take the Bible literally and say that “God” created the entire Iniverse in seven earth days, and wombyn from a rib of Adam, and a talking serpent tricked wombyn, etc........ Gwan then, shout it from the hills. If a Ras choses them nah deal with bible and never even knew those stories, the Iyahs still blessed by the law that the returned Christ HIM Haile Selassie I proclaimed for InI. What is not legal to do, is take a story that has no factual basis, and teach it to schoolchildren like it has the same verifiable facts about history that true science can prove to InI. They want to teach InI the bible is literal because their “God” said so? From words that were translated by their own scholars into a different language than what it was originally written in? NUFF time InI been living in servitude to a shytstem based off illusion and unproven facts. I man say that is not for I. I man say that is not Reality.
HIM HAILE SELASSIE I BLESS INI STUDY OF SCIENCE
The reason why I think the MELCHEZIDEK account represents babylon and not HIM Haile Selassie I is evident from the fact that it just goes right into reactionary emotional attacks instead of reasoning like a real person. It misrepresents the theory of evolution by stating racist nonsense that scientific theory is not even stating. By refusing to reason or listen to reasonings about how it is misrepresenting something, it is evident the account is supporting discord and discontent among InI, and doing it calculatedly, as an agent would. Its not here to reason, just inject untrue statements in an effort to divide and conquer InI. I man dont support it.
PS why does it keep trying to get InI to click on its tricky links? Let InI reason here
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