Blessed Sistren Ten,
I have had a really long and hard day and right now, my belly is feeling it , lol. Perhaps i should have waited to eat first, but i just want to get this out of the way so i dont have to think about it again tonight, so i hope my words are making my intentions clear
There are somethings i have to say. Perhaps i should keep quiet but if i do, i feel it would defeat the whole purpose for which i opened this post. I apologize if this was never your intent, but i do get a sense of, how shall i put it, a sense that you are being somewhat passive aggressive towards i, as if you are somehow trying to say something to i without actually saying it. anyway, if that was not your intent, simply disregard the paragraph above, dont worry, i am not disregarding your words of advice and calm
Alright, let us leave the homosexual thing for now except to say that as much as it is hard for you to overs why ini see it as an abomination,it is equally hard for ini to overs why anyone would see it as being anything less than an abomination. But if that is you opinion, that is your opinion, still i sistren
Now to the name calling
"both of us were incensed to the point of name calling - if I said your views were of hatred and prejudice then you said to I was weak and to Still Looking you called him a sodomite."
Did i really call you weak, sistren?
if i did, i am sorry, but i have no recollection of that. I do remember advicing you not to weaken your meditation by always seeing yourself in the light of comparison with others who have no business being compared to a Royal Rastafari Wombman. If you feel like you dont need that advice, thats cool with me, i just hope you are sure when you say that i called you weak.
As for that person, again i dont remember calling him a sodomite. I do remember saying, "your sodomite friends" whom he himself brought into the reasoning
"We've all called each names of varying degress and we can trawl back through the posts and point out who said what but that won't do any good,"
I have to disagree with this. I have never, as far as i can remember used any bad insulting names or words against any of ini idren here, JAH forgive i my trespass if i am mistaken. But that is the whole reason i opened this post, it is not as you say to "keep up the one-man posts if talking with others becomes difficult" . I want this over and done with because i am tired of getting accused of these things. I am waiting for anyone whom i have insulted to come forward and tell i what i have said so i can apologise, i want to apologize, i look forward to apologizing if i indeed used bad words against i idren, because that goes against everything i am and everything i stand for.
Now to the last part, you said
"I admit its difficult to come back to a forum considering all of the hurtful comments made and also the angry responses you made
and you said
"If there are those you feel you don't want to reason with then I, that's very sad its supposed to be a site for JAH reasoning and how can ones and ones come in JAH name but end up hating each other"
and you said "And there are many ways you can speak without speaking to others as you've shown (lol!) - i really saddens i that you said "others" here
I just want you to keep one thing in mind. Everything i have said about apologising, everything that i said when i said that i dont remember insulting anyone, all that stuff, DOES NOT apply to that "person" in anyway whatsoever, i think you know who i mean.
I will never take back a word of what i have said to that person. I dont speak out of anger, everything i said to him, i said it for a reason. There will never be any kind of peace with i and that person.
I wont make the mistake of feeling sorry for that person ever again. I made that mistake once. I dont know if you remember but, long ago, when we first had words of disagreements, i apologised to him as soon as i found out his age because of him being an elder of mine, but he couldnt even take that and leave ini alone. Like Peter Tosh said "Sorry fe Maga dog, and him turned around and.......wha?
Sistren, if you really believe that person comes in the name of JAH....well i dont even know what to say to that
"how does one hold themselves in front of JAH?" With pride sistren, for i have done nothing but defend I Fathers Name and ini livity, perhaps you might disagree with the way i did it, but perhaps, if all Rastafari idren stood in one accord and blazed out those that come with their isms and their disrespect, i wouldnt have said half the things i said.
I dont go around using "one Love" to compromise iself in anyway whatsoever. If one doesnt honour the King, then there is no honour in him, and i will let him know just as much
Blessed Love and Ises