The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of humanity’s basic freedoms and rights requires courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied. These lessons must be learned anew by each succeeding generation, and that generation is fortunate indeed which learns from other than its own bitter experience.
– Haile Selassie I, address to the United Nations, 1963
Today is the 120th anniversary of the birth of Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), whom Wikipedia tells us “is revered as the returned messiah of the Bible, God incarnate, among the Rastafari movement.”
I don’t know much about the Rastafari movement. Rastafarians are sort-of Christian, in the same way that Mormons are sort-of Christian. Unlike Mormons, however, Rastafarians smoke lots of marijuana. In fact, many Rastafarians are too stoned to comb their hair. Bob Marley was a Rastafarian most of his life. One of the best MPs New Zealand ever had was openly Rastafarian. Also, the Rastafari movement is not an organised religion as such. The movement tolerates a diversity of theological views within it. So I figure that Rastafarianism can’t be all that bad!
[Hat-tip: Nandor Tanczos]
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Marley, and reggae played a big part of my life over early/mid-80’s. Not Rastafarianism, although the whole ‘thing’ around Haile Selassie was interesting, and the ‘scene’. Plus they were a peaceful, mellow bunch. I liked them.
… hah, I basically went from Marley to Elaine Page. Women may have been involved.
My understanding of Haile Selassie is very limited. About all I really know is that apparantly he claimed to be Jesus Christ… and Bob Marley called him ‘the Lion of Zion’… which is a Messianic Title.
Now I have great respect for Bob Marley… yet I will never accept his false Christ.
It is interesting that He Ruled by that ancient tool of Monarchs… ‘Divine Right’.
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Richard, Reed, Check out that weird comment/ spam above ^^^^
I didn’t delete it because i wanted to discuss it with you guys…