I hace to say, it would be very hypocritical of me to not admit that Haile Selassie I is god in flesh, as I have before used many quotes in the "caucasians becoming rastafari" thread about his take on the significance of race.
It would be selective hearing to hear the bit about "the colour of a mans skin being of no more significance than the colour of his eyes" and not some of the words that you have posted from HIM.
I guess that when I see babylon, I see lots of people's Spiritual visions distorted, and I also see lots of technological advancements. So I put the two toghether. But I guess that HIM can see the bigger picture, just like in my opinion he can about race.
Similar to when we were talking about race it was a common argument that "Why should we trust the white man after what he has done up until now?" I can draw a parallel to this, in that "why should I trust technology after what it has done up until now".
But I guess I must accept that HIM can see the bigger picture on this.
"But we must agree that there are many diseases where that (Ital food +herbs) wouldn't suffice,so how could trying to make a cure yourself be misguided?" - Ras Nate
I may be becoming a bit more leniant on technology, but I will always disagree strongly with pharmaceuticals. I do not agree that there are many diseases where it wouldn't suffice.
Thing is, I see many people who may try a herb or a specific disease, and say that it doesn't work. Often this herb comes completely devitalized in the form of pill; it no longer has a spirit. Yet, what is actually making them ill is the fact that what they are eating day to day is systemic poison to the body and spirit.
I have never seen anyone go completely pure ie no aluminium pots, only clay pots, raw ital livity in response to a disease. If people ACUTALLY DID this, then it would work, but they can't think about it; THEY HAVE TO DO it. As I said, I have seen people try herbs but never really get off the poison altogether. Even the water supply has chemicals in; if they got off everything then YES, it would work.
And I genuinely believe that JAH gave man all that he needs in terms of seed bearing herbs, plants and trees for living on this earth. I don't think, even with good intentions, that creating a pharmaceutical "cure" can be beneficial, for JAH didn't make these. He has already given us the answers, just no one actually does them.
All the best,