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The Rastafarians
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The Rastafarians
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Rastafari
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Rastas often adopt the flag of Ethiopia as was used during Haile Selassie's reign. It combines the conquering lion of Judah, symbol of the Ethiopian monarchy, with green, gold, and red.

Rastafari, sometimes termed Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion. Classified as a new religious movement, it developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. It lacks any centralised authority and there is much heterogeneity among practitioners, who are known as Rastas.

Rastas refer to their beliefs, which are based on a specific interpretation of the Bible, as "Rastalogy". Central is a monotheistic belief in a single God—referred to as Jah—who partially resides within each individual. The Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, is given central importance. Many Rastas regard him as an incarnation of Jah on Earth and as the Second Coming of Jesus of Nazareth. Others regard him as a human prophet who fully recognised the inner divinity within every individual. Rastafari is Afrocentric and focuses its attention on the African diaspora, which it believes is oppressed within Western society, or "Babylon". Many Rastas call for the resettlement of the African diaspora in either Ethiopia or Africa more widely, referring to this continent as the Promised Land of "Zion". Other interpretations shift focus on to the adoption of an Afro-centric attitude while living outside of Africa. Rastas refer to their practices as "livity". Communal meetings are known as "groundations", and are typified by music, chanting, discussions, and the smoking of cannabis, the latter being regarded as a sacrament with beneficial properties. Rastas place emphasis on what they regard as living 'naturally', adhering to ital dietary requirements, fashioning their hair into dreadlocks, and following patriarchal gender roles.

Rastafari originated among impoverished and socially disenfranchised Afro-Jamaican communities in 1930s Jamaica. Its Afrocentric ideology was largely a reaction against Jamaica's then-dominant British colonial culture. It was influenced by both Ethiopianism and the Back to Africa movement promoted by black nationalist figures like Marcus Garvey. The movement developed after several Christian clergymen, most notably Leonard Howell, proclaimed that the crowning of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930 fulfilled a Biblical prophecy. By the 1950s, Rastafari's counter-cultural stance had brought the movement into conflict with wider Jamaican society, including violent clashes with law enforcement. In the 1960s and 1970s it gained increased respectability within Jamaica and greater visibility abroad through the popularity of Rasta-inspired reggae musicians like Bob Marley. Enthusiasm for Rastafari declined in the 1980s, following the deaths of both Haile Selassie and Marley.

The Rasta movement lacks any central authority and is organised on a largely cellular basis. There are several denominations, or "Mansions of Rastafari", the most prominent of which are the Nyahbinghi, Bobo Ashanti, and the Twelve Tribes of Israel, each of which offers different interpretations of Rasta belief. There are an estimated 700,000 to 1 million Rastas across the world; the largest population is in Jamaica although communities can be found in most of the world's major population centres.
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What is Rastafari?




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RE: The Rastafarians
they do not put other people down to build themselves up, and I don't know of any mob mentalities among the Rasta Far I that allow it either.

Many are not literate but are very wise and will defend the helpless and downtrodden and do all they can to cheer their friends up when down.

could learn a lot from them.

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The ghost of capn´crunch
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RE: The Rastafarians
they are very cool,

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and because i am hard you will not like me, but the harder i am the more you will learn!
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Lord Acid Cat!
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gimmi some of your sensi!

Unscripted... Better have your mud flaps on.
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RE: The Rastafarians
The ones I know never denigrate anyone for expressing any heartfelt emotion, even if it may seem 'hysterical' because they see no shame in emotions.

I have great respect for anyone that doesn't need to hurt people to prove a point. They are not judgmental at all.

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and because i am hard you will not like me, but the harder i am the more you will learn!
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jessacow
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good song. I needed it to realize I still know the difference between love and a sh*t sandwich when I taste it, too.

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04-21-2017 09:21 AM

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RE: The Rastafarians
Bob Marley's song to the small fringe community it seems?

Bob Marley - Stir it Up HQ (Lyrics)



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04-21-2017 09:28 AM

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Bob Marley - Redemption Song


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