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Messenger: lucky Sent: 8/19/2006 4:05:32 PM

"I dont think jesus was god and i dont believe in a trinity. Jesus was a man of god a messenger not our lord or son of god. It doesnt make sense to say hes god because in the commandments god says hes one god. god is not a man or women god is the almighty and the bible just contridicts itself all the time and i dont believe haile selassie is god hes a blessed man by god. I have alot more to say but its to much to type up but thats my opinion. I'm a strict monotheist and will never eqaute a man or anything above god."

This is very much inline with Islam and the Qurans'teachings. One of the main dividers of the Abrahamic religions.

Messenger: penny Sent: 8/24/2006 11:47:19 AM

i agree with u to a certain point. How can he be God when he is flesh like me? I don't think that takes away from who H.I.M. was or how wise he was.

Messenger: White dread Sent: 8/24/2006 12:34:11 PM

Iman heard the question: How can Selassie I be Jah or Jesus because he hailed them both.
This question made me wonder.
Could one of the I's help me with this question?

One Love

Messenger: I Selahssie i son Sent: 8/24/2006 3:39:13 PM

Jah is god,Rastafari is the son of god.Jah say here is my begotten son in whom he is well please,all the angels of the earth shall worship him.If u deny the son your denying the father creater.It was written that he is worthy to be praise dont forget,Christ the Rastafarian.Christ is the First Rastafari,the first to say blessed,first to say I even I,the first to say verily verily take heed,the first to show us Spirituality,the first who conquer death.the Conquering lion is he,Melchezidek is he,the lord of lords is he.Jes,us Christ haile I Selahssie I is one in one,same linage,same grandson of David,the same I who say i am the I.Jah Rastafari!

Messenger: Ark I Sent: 8/24/2006 3:52:49 PM

White Dread and penny,

Read the first post of this topic again. It explains the Oneness of Selassie I with God and the answer to both of your questions can be derived from that post.

Ark I
Haile Selassie I

Messenger: Ras KebreAB Sent: 8/24/2006 6:34:41 PM

Greetings all in I Fathers Name

Excuse I for I lateness but i just read the opening comments on this post and the likkle confusion of the meaning of the word Ras Tafari.
To make a slight correction to what Ark I said Ras doesnt mean head just because a duke is seen as the head. The actual word itself has two meanings, one is the approximate equivalent to the european duke ( i say approximate because in ancient times a Ras would be the ruler of his own sub-kingdom) , the other meaning is literally head, as in, the locks of I ras(head) or to give another example "ras metat" in amharic simply means headache

The other thing, Im almost sure that the "creator" translation of Tafari came about as a mistake by early students of amharic.
The only way it becomes "creator" is if you say "fetari" and it is a mistake to assume that they have the same root. Tafari is "To be Feared"

But speaking of root words, what is more important to I, is that the word Tafari, or more accurately Teferi has a meaning other than "to be feared" . And that it could also mean "something which bears fruit" depending on how you say it from the root word " Fre" which means seed.
So "something which bears fruit"
Do the Idem remember Behold the man whose name is the Branch ?

Love Jah and Live

Messenger: Irie Ras Child Sent: 8/29/2006 7:11:45 PM

Yes I, give thanks for the reasonings posted and the ilightenment given and recieved. this is my first time on this particular website forum and the many brethren hosting/leading the reasonings on the forum are due much thanks. ini been on other forums and ive seen rastas replying without the proper heart condition to newcomers and curious ones, even brethren and sistren in the faith, and it is refreshing to see many of Ark I's, and others, comments to various posts. From first sight ini can see the I has, whats the word i lookin for... a sound consistent viewpoint that i checkin is what i wish to see/hear more of, rather than one-sided viewpoints and prejudiced statements. I just give thanks to find a shelter from the storm where I know the words are truth. and if someone needs correction, they're not made to feel less of a human for not achieving a particular overstanding...

InI give thanks in the name of His Imperial Majesty, Haile I Selassie I, JAH RasTafarI.

Blessed Love To All,

Sistren Naphtali

I will check back to sight more reasonings lata, i just couldn't leave the forum and not leave my upful thoughts for all those whose eyes pass on this truth.

Selassie I Liveth & Reign for Iver ova His Royal Children ... give thanks and praise!

Messenger: man timmy Sent: 11/16/2006 6:50:21 AM

yes man it was nice reading your reasoning man. it was the best that touched right inside my heart.
you know brethren, its like i want to live restafari. man can you help me with guide lines. man i believe with the spirit of one love you will assist me. if you rthink there are some links that can help me get the guide lines i will be a man .
my email add is

Messenger: gbamburash Sent: 12/14/2006 7:08:47 PM

Ras Kebra AB, I like your arguement.Today is my first time on this reasoning session.And This topic on the session seemed be my reason of subscribing onto this website.
Im a new person in Rastafari so I wanted to know more about Rastafari.
Could you please explained to me, the meaning of "ras","tafari"as well as "haile sellasie".
One thing that confuses me most of the times is that,most people see haile sellasie as god.this confuses me all the time.
But in my point of view Iam seeing rastafari as an organization of a righteuos people who are out for the truth,nothing but the truth.Otherwise i dont believe in it as a religion.
As some one rightly said haile sellasie was a blessed man who was blessed by God.

Messenger: Selahssie i son Sent: 12/15/2006 6:40:29 PM

Well for me,Rastafari is the lord who the people of the world denied.christ is a king,the king of kings the lion of judah in the holy mountains,he love the gates of zion more than jacob dwellings. Rastafari is christ yesterday and still today.jes-us neg-us christ haile i Selahssie i is he,melchezidek continuelly.The king of all kings the king of isreal the king of ethiopia the king of Jahrusalem the king of africa.the lord is a man behold king Selahssie i is the coopering lion the king of zion.king of salem

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