Joined: 15 Nov 2001
|Posted: 25 Jun 2004
03:46 Post subject:
|Here is a link to some of Mike's
Jah Nerd, is a great Nickname by the way! !!!!!
I know of VERY few Rastas that
have left for Shashamane, or any other part of Africa. I do believe
that many who do have the means don't becaue of the Political
situations, Islam, war, AIDS, etc. The list is almost endless. (If I
am not very badly mistaken some of the Marley family have moved to
West Africa) Saddly enough many Africans are doing their best to
come here. Why? Oppptunity. The truth is that there is much
political corruption, poor healthcare, recession in countries that
have HUGE resources, but cannot take advantage of them. I believe
that the idea of Repatriation is really no differant than the Pie in
the Sky deal that Rastas are so against in the Christian faith? Oh I
know that sounds rough, but it is not meant to be. Here is what I
Christians are accused of doing nothing right now to
change things because we are waiting for the Pie in the Sky, while
people suffer now...
Rastas (many of which could afford a
one way plane ticket) talk alot about Repatriation and never just
go. The closest many get is buying a "African Art" objects for their
home, never even considering the conditions that the Artist was
compensated for the work. In truth if we really disect the matter if
Rasta cannot solve the problems of the community where they are it
may be best that they don't repatriate because that would just add
fuel to the fire that is in Africa. It is a very sad deal. I
personally know some Africans, and left to come here, because the
conditions were worse in Africa. I am not saying that all of Africa
is in bad shape, by the way.
Joined: 12 Nov 2003
|Posted: 25 Jun 2004
06:20 Post subject:
|I'm a bit disappointed to see that you will
stop discussing things on this site because I have rather
enjoyed your input. Perhaps you'll reconsider.
|What I would say though is that the "crew"
around here may be more varied than you
second this one also.
If a believer wants to work with
someone who is not against Christ for a goal that is for Christ, it
is OK. If a believer wants to work with someone who is actively
spreading falsehoods or negativity about Christ it is wrong. I would
have to agree completely with Mike. It is one thing to be a friend,
it is another to help spread untruths.
On the subject of
repatriation I am sorry I dont have a comment. I really do not know
enough about the pros and cons. Perhaps you would have some info
that would be helpful?
05 Jun 2004
|Posted: 28 Jun 2004
03:13 Post subject:
|Thanks for the compliments. These
reasonings are interesting, but they can only go so far. After they
reach a certain point, they become unproductive (sidetracked, topics
become personal, etc.). I watched some of the threads for a good
while before posting. I imagine if anything peeks my interest, I'll