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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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CHRISTAFARIANISM: DON’T BE A RASTA

Until now, we have established that Christafari wants to draw a clear line between them and Rastafari, a line that is not founded on a proper definition of the movement. We also came to see how they are in the same time using the symbology of Rastafari  to “be like a Rasta”, based on a wrong use of a certain scripture.

If you summarize Christafarianism in one sentence, the absurdity becomes clear: Christafarianism doesn’t only say: Be Like A Rasta , but also Don’t Be A Rasta .

He also seems to respond to something I wrote in an earlier meditation: "Although some Rastafarians have the same look on His Majesty and Christ Jesus as I do, and therefore I could call myself a Rastafarian without a doubt, I wish to call myself  Messian Dread[1]".

From the same answer, to the question if Christians should call themselves Rastas, I quote Mark Mohr again in the following  words:

Yet some may still argue that they are "Rastafarians," meaning that they follow the teachings and example of "Rastafari." They don't worship him, they simply admire his faith and actions. But Selassie (Rastafari) was a Christian. He followed Christ. So don't follow Selassie, follow whom he followed--Jesus. Now I know that this statement may seem contrary to modern-day Christianity, for within the Protestant reformation there are followers of Martin Luther (Lutherans), John Wesley (Wesleyans), and John Calvin (Calvinists). But I am sure that if Selassie or any of these other men were alive today, they would strongly encourage you to follow Christ, not mere men, and to call oneself a Christian as they did. In 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, Paul wrote: "I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, 'I follow Paul'; another, 'I follow Apollos'; another, 'I follow Cephas'; still another, 'I follow Christ .' Is Christ divided? Was Paul  crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?" So I ask; Why attempt to divide Christ? Was Haile Selassie  (Ras Tafari) crucified for you? Were you baptized into His name? As for me, I am a Christian, a follower of "The Way," a disciple of Christ, and bondservant for His namesake. I would never choose to represent my faith with an appellation that drew attention away from Jesus--"lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power" (1Cor 1:17)[2]

Personally I was shocked when read these words the first time. It was in an e-mail sent to me by a close associate of Christafari  whom I will not name, disagreeing with my meditations and it was presented as for me.

The letter stated that I was “misleading” people and then went on quoting the above.

I was shocked, and might I say, also a little offended by the interpretation of the Scripture. 

But fortunately I could still see a little bit of humor in this all too.

Since Christafari calls their fans and following "Christafarians ", maybe these fans get mail from people asking if they were baptized in the name of Christafari, or if Christafari was crucified for them.

But let us analyze the Bible interpretation that Christafari uses to condemn Christians in the movement of Rastafari as “serious misleaders”.

Mark Mohr says that you cannot call yourself a Rasta , because the Bible supposedly is against following men. He then names a bible scripture that seems to speak about this.

Paulus speaks about divisions in the church, where there are different groups quarrelling and fighting each other. One says: "I am of Paul ", another says, "I am of Peter ", and a third, not unimportant but overlooked by Mohr, "I am of Jesus". 

This scripture teaches not that it is wrong to say I follow Paul , for this very same Paulus  elsewhere in scriptures tells people to follow him like he followed Christ[3]. You could even argue that if this scripture is actually saying what Mohr claims it says, the Bible would then teach it is wrong to call yourself a Christian and follow Yesus. This scripture says it is wrong to divide yourself as body of Christ into groups and put labels on these groups to express this difference.

Because Paul, Peter (Cephas), and Jesus are all saying the same thing. Peter  and Paul  did not contradict Jesus.

It is a little funny to see Mohr using this scripture because after quoting it, he says: "As for me, I am of Christ ". I think he is acting against the very scripture he uses to make his point: the ones quoted in the scripture saying about themselves "I am of Christ" were doing this in order to distinguish themselves from others.

No, just like the “all thing to all men ” scripture turned out to deal with something else than where Christafarianism  claims it is intended for, this scripture is not about showing the Christian Rastafarians  how wrong they are, on the contrary: is about excluding each other based on names. A thing Christafarianism does with Rastafarians who do not wish to change their Identity to become a Babylonian.

They say: “You can’t call yourself Rasta, you can only pretend to be one.”

You can easily see how this is a call to manipulation

That’s in the face of all those who know themselves to be a part of Rastafari and a part of Christianity.

Kind of tuff…  

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[3] 1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. Mind you, Paulus is even speaking to the same church of which he also says that he finds it wrong that some of them say I am of Paulus and I am of Christ and I am of Apollos.

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