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Messenger: Blake Sent: 6/10/2020 10:11:03 AM
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Blessings and one love to all

I have come seeking advice from my brothers and sisters around the world.
I want to know if I can be Rasta even though I am white and live in the UK

I overstand that it is not a religion rasta is a way of life, but I dont want to be judged for my previous mistakes before I learnt about Rastafari being born into the western world I fell into the trap of their "modern life" so I have a few tattoos all of which have meaning to me

So I come to ask, will I be accepted and also to say I want to learn more so I will ever grateful to those who choose to help

Blessed, Blake


Messenger: Cedric Sent: 6/10/2020 11:36:04 AM
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Blessed Love Idren

Rastafari is for all people on this earth.

Strive Itinually to learn more about Hailie Selassie I, Ithiopia, Marcus Garvey. There are many good books and readings for this, and of course reason with brethren and sistren as well.

Selected Speeches Of HIM Haile Selassie I

Beyond the Throne: The Enduring Legacy of Emperor Haile Selassie I

Philosophies and Opinions of Marcus Garvey

To name a few books for the I

I injoy reading the bible including Holy books that are not included in our western bible,

Kebra Negast

Book of Enoch

I overstand not all Rastafari look to the bible for guidance, but it has helped I to learn about history, and helps I overstand the authority and lineage of Haile Selassie I.

As Rastafari it is my opinion we should not scar or mark I body for vanity. Each Idren walks their own path and all of us have made mistakes so far be it for I to judge InI for choices we make, especially when we may not have known better or accidentally fallen into one of the many traps Babylon sets for InI.

Keep learning Itinually, be humble to InI Idren on the Is trod upon creation, and work to bring a good name to HIM Haile Selassie I. Eradicate violence and racism, educate ignorance where the I can, work for a better tomorrow and live positive today. These are some things that have helped I on the path of Rastafari.

Bless King


Messenger: CarterBlunt Sent: 6/10/2020 12:23:13 PM
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I would never present myself as a Rasta, for multiple reasons.

1) I don't worship any gods
2) Don't bow to any kings
3) Have no particular attachment to Africa
4) No particular affinity for reggae
5) No preference for a certain racial supremacy
6) Too lazy to be a vegan
7) Nothing against homosexuality or oral sex
8) Other dogmas I don't share, like being against shrooms or porn
9) Don't want people thinking I'm all about one love and irie
10) Let me think of one more thing... well, I'm the kind of person who is always questioning, and religions don't like being challenged on their views.

But, if I never came to this board, I would probably think Rasta was all about Jah, smoking weed, reggae and one love. So, at least I learned something. That's why I keep infecting the board with my non-African mindset, just to soak up all the knowledge until people start telling me to leave again. Lol. It's like hanging out with SJWs, where sometimes you have to disregard reality to say the right thing, or you get cancelled. Whatever.


Messenger: Blake Sent: 6/10/2020 3:45:20 PM
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Thanks for the reply and for the information.

InI is glad that rasta do not judge and that they leave it up to god, InI will check the information and resources you have provided and continue to do my research and also buy some books

I will continue to spread love and help to other Idren too

Stay blessed my king


Messenger: Cedric Sent: 6/10/2020 4:51:26 PM
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Blessed Love Idren

I want to be inclusive of everyone's voice, but CarterBlunt I have a problem with a number of the things the I listed.

Blake asked for guidance about learning more about Rastafari, not for a list of reasons of why you as an individual wouldn't call yourself a Rasta. Also much of that list shows more of your perception of what Rastafari stands for, while also admitting that you consider yourself an outsider. I'm calling BS that you "infect this board" with your non-African mindset to soak up knowledge. Your entire post is to tell us of your misconceptions. Not very easy to learn by not asking questions. I think it would be wise for the I to listen more. Don't get that confused with me telling you to leave.

I man don't worship gods
I man don't bow to pray
I man support democracy
InI come from Africa regardless of your individual "particular attachment"
InI are not required to like Reggae
InI do not support racial supremacy of any form
I man not a vegan
InI are not required to cast judgement on homosexuals or oral sex or users of shrooms or people who view porn or any of I brethren or sistren troding on this earth
#9 just makes me laugh so thanks for that
I man challenge Iself Itinually to overstand I views and education of the Most High, nature, science, culture, tradition. I will not test the I, so I will not ask for a challenge, but everything I do is purposeful and rational. I would be happy to answer any question the I has about why I have made the decisions I man make.

I man don't disregard reality, I don't ask for the I to disregard reality,

-Ced

JAH BLESS






Messenger: Cedric Sent: 6/10/2020 4:54:12 PM
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Yes I King

Happy to help and reason with the I

Please ask anything else I man can help with and I look forward to reasoning with the I in the future

JAH BLESS


Messenger: CaveMan Sent: 6/10/2020 5:05:56 PM
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why rasta against capitalism if it is not global. you know. If I open a small shop and make money in it, surely capitalism too?



Messenger: Jahcub I Sent: 6/10/2020 9:46:54 PM
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@CaveMan

Greetings, Nothing wrong with owning a small shop. Many rastfari people have businesses. Its better for rasta to have their own shop than to have to work in another mans shop. Not that it is bad to work for another man, just better to not have to rely on another one for your daily bread. RastafarI people are self-sufficient, self-reliant, knowing that it is JAH who truly provides.

Capitalism is a slave system. It is built upon the backs of the working class. It is reliant on the working poor. Those on top downpress those below them. And a small shop owner bares a heavy load in such a system.

Seems how you run your shop and do business is what really matters, right Iyah? Make sure your trod, your path, livity, livelihood (or shop) make sure they have a heartbeat. Yes I!

The One Two InI Trod
Do Good


Messenger: Jahcub I Sent: 6/10/2020 10:12:32 PM
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@CarterBluny

You say, "6) Too lazy to be a vegan"

How lazy can you be?
Can't lift your arm to pick a fruit from a tree?
Or from the ground?
Too lazy to bend a knee?
Seriously?
Seriously. Much more work it takes to hunt and kill. Or to feed and care for the animal till its big enough to kill. However you don't partake in any of that work do you lazy boyee?
But you do work for your money, yes no? And somehow you get you lazy bum to the store and you buy some food. Yes?
Still more work than just picking fruit from a tree, or a bush, or up off the ground.

Raw vegan dont even cook. How easy is that then? Quick and simple it can be.

Gotta get babylon outta your belly and brain





Messenger: CarterBlunt Sent: 6/11/2020 3:44:48 AM
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The first time I tried to be vegan, it felt like a full time job just shopping and cooking. Eating out wasn't an option either. I started having malnutrition and gave up. I tried transitioning to raw vegan after that, but my digestion started getting all messed up. Everything would pass through my system in a matter of hours, the same color as when I ate it. I've always been abnormally skinny, so there's a chance veganism just isn't good for my metabolism. That or I'm bad at making sure I'm getting the right nutrients, which is a whole other chore. Much easier to live off of cereal and ravioli.


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