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CHRISTAFARIANISM, OR: DON'T BE A RASTA, BE LIKE A RASTA

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Christafari's "Response To The Essay"

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It is my meditation, that Haile Selassie himself has taught us about the relationship between Rastafari and Christianity. Being the subject of the movement, as well as our Brother in Christ and a very wise man gifted by Jah, I think it is very important to see what His Majesty had to say about the movement of Rastafari.

Yes, that seems fair. Let Ras Tafari speak about Rastafari !

First he said, "I have met certain Rastafarians, I have told them clearly that I am a mortal man, and man should not worship man.[1]"

Selassie knew that the Rastafarian movement did not only consist of those worshipping him as God , he said "certain Rastafarians".

As an article from Dub Missive , re-published online in The Dubroom[2], shows, Haile Selassie tried to lead the movement of Rastafari into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOC), of which he as Ethiopian King was the Head, but a requirement for baptism in this church was and is that one renounces the believe in His Majesty as Christ.

I also have checked this personally by asking questions to priests of the Ethiopian Church . Selassie did not want to be worshipped as Christ as he denied that he was Christ.

On the other hand, I believe that he also gave a clear message to the Christian world, a message unfortunately not overstood by many, but a clear message anyway: "Who am I to deny their faith?[3] ", Selassie answered when asked about Rastafarians who worshipped him as God.

At first sight this looks contradictory, but it is not.

It is actually a crucial remark, a key to a closer overstanding[4] of this complex matter. Let me tell you what I think Selassie meant, for it is very important in this reasoning.

It is obvious that Selassie didn’t want to be worshipped as Christ . I believe it is the teachings of His Majesty , that if you believe that Selassie is Christ, you are worshipping God wrong, for Kristos has not returned yet and Selassie, according to his own words as well, is not a part of the Divine Trinity.

But that is just one part. And something different then to “deny the faith” of these, as Selassie called them, “certain Rastafarians” . Because regardless whether Selassie is Christ returned or not, the fact remains that the faith is aimed at Yesus , at JAH.

Even though Selassie is not Jah, people who worship him do that because they believe him to be JAH. So the faith is directed at JAH only it comes out at the wrong person, according to this person himself.

In essence, could we be speaking here about Christians who believe that the Saviour has already come back ?

I also know a lot of Christians who believe Yesus returned around the year 70 in Jerusalem, when the Roman soldiers of Babylon destroyed the temple[5].

Now, I know that the Saviour hasn't returned yet, and I reason with my brethren and sistren over this I-tinually, whether they are Rasta or not.

But when you believe that the Saviour has come back and you want to worship the Saviour, would you be worshipping a wrong God, instead of worshipping God wrong ?

And what to say about those numerous members of the movement, who do not believe Selassie to be any Incarnation of JAH?

These are arguments to make someone think again before denying the faith of “the” Rastafarians.

Arguments provided by Haile Selassie himself.

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[1] Link to audio file: click

[2] Link: website

[3] Link: website

[4] “Overstanding” rather than “understanding”

[5] This particular believe is called “Preterism

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