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DO YOU CARE ENOUGH TO RESEARCH THE FACTS?
OF COURSE, BROTHA
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 01:42    Post subject: HERB IS THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS Reply with quote

WHY IS HEMP ILLEGAL? BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST LUCRATIVE CROP ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. CLOTH, OIL, FOOD, MEDICINE, CORDAGE, PAINT, SEALANT, INCENSE, INSULATION, SMOKE, AND A MILLION MORE USES FOR MAN. IT IS ONE OF YHWH'S GREATEST GIFTS TO MAN.

WHY DO INI CALL IT "THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS"? MOST PLANT CROPS WORLDWIDE MUST BE "ROTATED"(MOVED TO NEW SOIL YEAR TO YEAR TO AVOID DEPLETING THE SOIL FROM CERTAIN ELEMENTS AND NUTRIENTS SUCH AS NITROGEN, ETC.) HEMP ON THE OTHER HAND REPLENISHES THE SOIL WITH THE NESSECARY NUTRIENTS TO COMPLETE THE BALANCE OF NATURE. THAT'S WHY HEMP GROWS EVERYWHERE. AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, AUSTRAILIA, NORTH/SOUTH AMERICA, ISLANDS, ETC.

"HERB BEARING SEED WHICH IS ON ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH...TO YOU IT SHALL BE FOR MEAT..."GENESIS CHAPTER 1
THINK ABOUT IT. STUDY THIS THING FOR YOURSELF.

IS MEDICINE "SORCERY"???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????IF SO NO MORE ADVIL, ROBITUSSIN, OR FLINSTONES VITAMINS!

NO NO NO. INI WILL TELL YOU WHAT SORCERY IS. READ 1TIMOTHY CHAPTER 4:"DOCTRINES OF DEVILS, FORBIDDING TO MARRY, COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM MEATS WHICH HAVE BEEN CREATED BY THE CREATOR TO BE RECIEVED WITH THANKSGIVING"

THEIR CONSCIENCE HAS INDEED BEEN SEARED WITH A HOT IRON.

BEWARE JAH CHILDREN OF THE "WEED" YOU GET OUT HERE IN BABYLON!!!
ENOUGH OF IT IS REGULATED AND CHEMICALLY ALTERED TO MAKE YOU ADDICTED. I SPEAK FROM TRUTH WHICH IS EXPERIENCE. I'VE SEEN THEIR GOVERNMENT CHRONIC FIELDS. THEY ARE THE SWINE, THE GREEDY DOG THAT SHALL LOSE ITS BONE.

THE PROPAGANDA AGAINST HEMP WAS PART OF THEIR PLAN GENERATIONS AGO WHEN THEY REALIZED THE PROFIT POTENTIAL. FIGURE IT OUT. DO THE RESEARCH.


OH YEAH, THERE IS ANOTHER USE FOR HEMP. PAPER!!!
PLANT 1 ACRE OF WOOD TREES, AND WAIT 20 YEARS.
PLANT 1 ACRE HEMP AND HARVEST TWICE PER YEAR FOR THOSE SAME 20 YEARS AND YOU WILL HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH AT LEAST FIVE TIMES AS MUCH PAPER AND A BALANCED ECOSYSTEM.

DO NOT "BELIEVE" ME! DO THE RESEARCH YOURSELF! IT MAY HELP TO EMANCIPATE THE MIND FROM ALOT OF THE ILLUSIONS HERE IN BABYLON.

KNOW THE TRUTH. BELIEF CAN BE A FORM OF DOUBT. JAH CHILDREN ARE COUNTED AS SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER FROPM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.

JAH SEE AN KNOW
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 03:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, But Jesus Christ is the Healing of the Nations. Weed, has it's place in some of the things that you mentioned, but People need Christ first. With out salvation there is no point in being healed from anything. We, INI need repentance. That is the healing! Repentance. Why reason in circles that arre intended to justify our actions when all around us people are going to Hell? What is the point of this? Is weed more important than Souls? I hope not.
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 08:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it's the healing of the nation! Zeeeen. And of course it's first of all Jah who is! But isn't the herb created by Jah?

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Bob Marley calls it the healing of the nation,
‘cause the wisdom weed gives so much inspiration.
The herb, growing from creation,
should be legalised without hesitation.
Searching for a positive vibration,
the rastaman will fight for decriminalization.
Because rasta use the ganja for meditation;
while praying for salvation.
Praying to sustain Babylon indoctrination,
and to see the meaning of the Book of Revelation.
Sensimilia used for rastaman’s concentration,
just to get a higher education.
Babylon must stop this senseless operation,
and stop spreading false information!

Rastafari!

(c) 2004 OleGallis
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 08:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with many other religious groups, the history of this one also begins before the group itself. Marcus Garvey, born in 1887, would direct the philosophical ideologies that would eventually grow into the Rastafarian movement.

In the early 1920's, Garvey was an influential black spokesman and founder of the "back-to-Africa" movement. He often spoke of the redemption of his people as coming from a future black African king (Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p. 76). On one occasion, Garvey proclaimed, "Look to Africa for the crowning of a Black King, he shall be the Redeemer" (The Rastafarians, p. 67). Only a few years later that prediction would be fulfilled in the person of Ethiopia's king, Haile Selassie. As Barrett has explained, "in the pantheon of the Rastafarians, Marcus Garvey is second only to Haile Selassie" (Ibid).

On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned king of Ethiopia. Upon his coronation, he claimed for himself the titles of "Emperor Haile Selassie (Power of the Trinity) I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and King of the Kings of Ethiopia" (Ethiopia and Haile Selassie, Peter Schwab, editor, p. 11).

After the crowning of Selassie and the apparent fulfillment of the millennial expectations of Marcus Garvey, the Rastafarian movement gained a following and officially began in 1930 (The Rastafarians, p. x).

One of its early leaders was Leonard Howell, who in 1933 was "arrested by the Jamaican government for preaching a revolutionary doctrine" (The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, Keith Crim, editor, p. 601).

While Howell's doctrines [which will be noted later] helped shape the theology of the movement, his arrest helped shape the movement's organizational structure. As Barrett explained, "The harassment of Howell by the police might have been the reason why Rastafarians have decided to remain leaderless, a decision which has strengthened the movement" (The Rastafarians, p. 91).

One of the key doctrines of Rastafarians had been their expectation that they would one day return to Africa, "the Zion which would be restored to them after centuries in the Diaspora" (Rastaman, p. 243). Garvey, with his "back-to-Africa" ideology had inspired much of this hope.

In 1960 this anticipated move seemed potentially possible. With the help of the Jamaican government, a delegation of Rastafarians set out on a mission to Africa. "Though no large-scale immigration to Africa by Jamaicans was achieved, the sending of some Rastafarian leaders to Africa resulted in the movement's enhanced knowledge of African realities, and probably diffused the movement's enthusiasm for immediate repatriation" (The Rastafarians, pp. 100-101).

An important historical event in the Rastafarian movement occurred when Haile Selassie visited Jamaica on April 21, 1966. This event resulted in two profound developments within the movement. First, Selassie convinced the Rastafarian brothers that they "should not seek to immigrate to Ethiopia until they had liberated the people of Jamaica." Second, from that time forth, April 21 has been celebrated as a "special holy day" among Rastafarians (Ibid, pp. 158, 160).

On August 27, 1975, Haile Selassie died. With his death came various forms of rationalization from many Rastafarians. The responses concerning Selassie's death ranged from "his death was a fabrication" to "his death was inconsequential because Haile Selassie was merely a `personification' of God" (Rastaman: The Rastafarian Movement in England, Ernest Cashmore, pp. 59-60). As the Magical Blend states, "When Selassie died in 1975, his divinity did not die with him. According to current belief, the Ras Tafari lives on through individual Rastafarians" (June/July 1994, p. 76).

Currently, the Rastafarian movement has official branches in England, Canada, the Caribbean islands and America as well as members in most of the civilized countries (The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, p. 601).

It has also experienced some fragmentation since the death of Selassie. One of the prominent splinter-groups, known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel, founded by Vernon Carrington has its headquarters in New York (The Rastafarians, pp. 210, 227, 236). Other groups which "claim allegiance to Ras Tafari" are the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church and the Ethiopian World Federation (Ibid, p. 238).

DOCTRINE
As Cashmore has observed, "The belief system of Ras Tafari was so vague and loosely defined, even at its inception, due to its lack of a single authoritative voice, that what was to be acceptable doctrine was largely a matter of individual interpretation" (Rastaman, p. 7).

Early in the history of the movement, Leonard Howell gave the Rastafarians six principles. "(1) hatred for the White race; (2) the complete superiority of the Black race; (3) revenge on Whites for their wickedness; (4) the negation, persecution, and humiliation of the government and legal bodies of Jamaica; (5) preparation to go back to Africa; and (6) acknowledging Emperor Haile Selassie as the Supreme Being and only ruler of Black people" (The Rastafarians, p. 85). As Barrett notes, "This first glimpse of the new doctrine that launched the Rastafarian movement has not changed significantly over the years" (Ibid).

Aside from these six principles are two overriding concepts that are key to the Rastafarian system.

First is the idea or teaching about Babylon which refers to the Jamaican government, the establishment or the white oppressors in general (Ibid, pp. xiii, 3, 89).

The second concept is that of I and I which has "become arguably the most important theoretical tool apart from the Babylonian conspiracy in the Rastafarian repertoire" (Rastaman, p. 66). Cashmore explains, "I and I is an expression to totalize the concept of oneness. `I and I' as being the oneness of two persons. So God is within all of us and we're one people in fact. `I and I means that God is in all men. The bond of Ras Tafari is the bond of God, of man. But man itself needs a head and the head of man is His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie of Ethiopia'" (Ibid, p. 67).
Other doctrines which are more loosely taught and believed by the Rastafarians are the following:

1) Rastafarians have a doctrine of avatar which is very similar to Hinduism. They believe, "God revealed himself in the person of Moses, who was the first avatar or savior. The second avatar was Elijah. The Third avatar was Jesus Christ. Now the advent of Ras Tafari is the climax of God's revelation" (The Rastafarians, p. 112). They even teach that Jesus predicted the coming of Haile Selassie (Ibid, p. 106).

2) The devil is actually the god of the White man (Ibid, p. 108).

3) As with many new religious movements, the Rastafarians only accept the Bible conditionally preferring those passages that can be forced to harmonize with their unique doctrines. "Rastas accept the Bible as their central text with the proviso that much of its original material had been deliberately distorted during its translation into English. It is necessary, therefore, to interpret the Bible as critically as possible and recognize the aspects of it which might have been flushed out, included or altered in meaning." Further, they prefer an allegorical approach to Bible interpretation claiming that the pages of Scripture should be searched for "hidden meanings and directives" (Rastaman, p. 74).

4) Women's role in the Rastafarian movement is at best a subordinate one (Ibid, p. 7.

5) A physical feature that sets the Rastafarians apart from all other groups is the wearing of their hair in dreadlocks. "Dreadlocks were inspired by a biblical injunction against the cutting of one's hair" (Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p. 76).

6) Another commonly held belief among the Rastafarians is their emphasis on the smoking of marijuana. "Likewise, ganga or marijuana is considered to be the `holy herb' mentioned in the Bible and its smoking is a holy sacrament to many" (Ibid, June/July 1994, p. 76). As Barrett explains, through the use of ganga, the Rastafarian reaches an altered state of consciousness. In this altered state, "the revelation that Haile Selassie is God and that Ethiopia is the home of the Black" is realized. "The herb is the key to new understanding of the self, the universe, and God. It is the vehicle to cosmic consciousness" (The Rastafarians, pp. 254-255).

7) In line with their idea of being the supreme race, the Rastafarians also believe that they "1/4were the reincarnations of the ancient tribes of Israel who had been enslaved and kept in exile by their white oppressors, the agents of Babylon" (Rastaman, p. 129)

True Rastafarians are also vegetarians (The Rastafarians, p. 126).

BIBLICAL RESPONSE
As with many other groups which selectively acknowledge biblical passages, the Rastafarians will only accept those parts of the Bible which appear to agree with their unique theological perspectives. However, the following verses may be of some help.

1) Haile Selassie is not the latest avatar of God, for Jesus was the fullness of God. John 1:16; Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 1:19, 2:9.

2) No race is superior to any other race. Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:11.

3) While it is true that the Bible does have meanings on various levels of interpretation, it is not a concealed book. Also, it is not a book that can be selectively believed. Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20.

4) The Rastafarian's view of Jesus being only one of several "avatars" depreciates Christ's unique claims to deity and His role as sole mediator between God and man. John 8:58; Acts 4:12; 1Tim. 2:5.


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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 11:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this extended quote for?
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 12:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

[sarcasm]To place the original poster in the heretic corner.
"those evil rasta's", perhaps you've heard of them[/sarcasm]


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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not by any means placed him in that catagory. But Herb is not by any stretch of the imagination the answer to societies ills. Only Christ can be seen this way. With out Christ we all perish, herb or no herb. Yes of course Christ created herb, he also created scorpions and mosquitos, and poison ivy. Herb healing nations? How? Christ has shed his Blood, to Heal us! I say this in love.
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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2004 13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I'm going to write this as two posts
'cause I just typed this out and lost it...
frustrating

I think the extended quote by the evangelist
was to shed light on some of the aspects
of false doctrine pertaining to Rasta...
as well as a foundational view of Rasta.

At least that is what I took from his post...
not that Rasta's are evil...just that the belief
for many is not based exclusively on Jah's
redemptive plan of atonement through His
only begotton Son Jesus.

Like Blaminack, I believe Jesus Christ is
The Healer...offered for all people of
every tribe and tongue who will accept Him.

Ole Gallis referred to Bob Marley having
called herb, "the healing of the nation"...
which I think comes from a misrepresentation
of Revelation 22:2,
"In the midst of the street of it, and on either
side of the river, was there the tree of life,
which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves of the
tree were for the healing of the nations."

cont'd...


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