You say one thing but another - there is no God but hail His Majesty which is it? Hail means praise so do you over His Majesty as a Spiritual King or what? Your rationale to say you cannot make nothing from something signifies to me a desire to give glory to that which made it. In science theories of evolution might explain th connection between chimpanzees and people (whether I agree or not is something else) but still some force created that chimp. Even scientists have failed to deduce the making of this world and have said its the big bang, an atomic reaction of particles - THAT IS SOMETHING FROM NOTHING. For I n I no big bang, things don't just happen but are created as such by the Creator. If there is any spiritual element within you, you might over what I am saying. Aya hate to assume you nah know Rasta but go through Ras again, from the beginning and rise to see JAH again. Seek to overstand Sellasie's power as God as Man in Flesh and HIS power as a spiritual force - that which connects us as human beings, teaches us to love, to have inner peace and to appreciate the beauty of this earth. You say awe guides, awe is an emotion, a feeling not an explaination, its an emotion that's dependent on change and can turn to happiness or disgust at any given time, but the ultimate Creator is that who you refuse; God. I don't overs how the I claim Rastafari yet denounce there is a God, Aya that's principle of RASTAFARI, HAILING THE LIVING GOD. I n I might differ on philosophies of God within this movement but I speak for all Rastas when I say there is a God concept we all endorse.
The proof I have of God is me, I am that reflection of God, every muscle, every vein, every cell in my body is God's work and deeper within is my soul. I have a soul that connects I to that Higher Power and I praise the Most High for that, simply me being me, having life is testament of glory so I give praise for life. I don't need to be told by any theory, but I know.
As for women as second class citizens, please don't pull out the gender card because that's another fire discussion. First of all pregnancy/birth of a child is the creation of man and woman but manifestation of God's will and power. The gift of life is such that another can be carried within a woman, that special feeling, the miralce of life growing within is so amazing that is has to be God, there is no other explaination for that process, that beauty, its God. Science like I said explains mechanics, but the force behind it is God, nothing can compare.
Now God as HE is a generic term like in the sense of saying man to mean all people, when terms become gender specific that's in description of the sociological practices of a people. The fact that I say God is He does not mean I say God is male, I recognise God as that which encompasses both male and female. GOD is the Alpha and Omega balance that His Majesty and Her Majesty, Empress Mennen exemplified, JAH is the beginning with no end and that encapsulates man and woman in a divine realm, as living manifestations of the Most High - each charged with special gifts to perform in this life. Now what people have done in constructing God as male is the folly of the world, that's people's own doing because of the desire to give power to a patriarchal system that seeks to dominate and oppress. (Not all patriarchal systems are this way of course). Its like telling someone God is a white man with a long white beard and Black people are cursed by God, that's people doing too. I n I nah believe in what people say, for centuries people's doing have kept others down and deprived people on the basis of race, poverty, gender, ethnicity, religious bleief because of this notion that God is male or God is white or God is Christian. Gwan with that meditation, I, gwan. As I said before I have no time for people talk, but JAH talk, HE yes HE as SHE as HE as IT is my meditation and my guide. If you are astounded by silence, then that is you, I am astounded by prayer and just to know the Conquering Lion is I n I Creator is honor.
And please know when you say God is "weak term" know that you offend people, your views are yours but how you express them must be with caution, I think other people will burn fire 'pon you just for saying "God is a weak term" before you even explain yourself. Rastafari is a way of life, overing through a spiritual view and how you hail the King without acknowledging that is contradictory and confusing. Find the source of your awe, find the source of miracles and quest further and you find the answer. God is great is a simple but powerful statement, great means something so wonderful, so powerful it defies human comprehension. Saying God is great is a chant and meditation that gives glory to JAH for the beauty of the sunset, the rain, the hills, the ocean etc. The more you say it, the more you over the overwhelming power of that statement. God is great is because HE is all of Creation, its a statement that means alot and seeks to capture the fullness of the Most High. I've not time for how people have denigrated the term, it doesn't taint my conception of God, HE is great still. I know that HE is the maker of all and I a manifestation of His works as this beautiful earth in which I n I trod. Its all JAH, so let HIM be praised. GOD IS, Selah.