I don't think theres anything wrong with materialism, thats all the world has every really known. I think Rastas are kind of materialistic-the way they like their tams, flags, and such. Our faith in Jah is the only thing non-materialistic about us (humans), other than that we're mostly about consumerism.
RasTaFarI nah ah material (yuh know wha mi ah seh), and He probably sees I and I as humans as just materials, atleast thats just what I believe in, considering I faith in RasTaFarI
Jah is Gracious and Merciful and Master of the Day of Judgement, seen?
Seen? Materialism is alright, but more in a socialist type way, nah ah capitalist,-in some stores in the USSR and such they have a socialist republic where trade and goods is regulated by the government and I can't lie, my IQ is probably below 100 but I definitely support socialism over capitalism. Capitalism is the consumerist way. Only if we could be free to practice whatever we want in the US,-and socialism or atleast certain types of socialism atleast-can guarantee that. But they will never quit pushing Jesus on people. And its sad that no free minded person has a voice in my country.
RasTaFarI converted me through the belief in non-materialism, growing dreadlocks (the article about Rastafarians considered locks to be "rope like braids" and that reminded Iman of Al-Masad where it says around the disbelievers neck shall be a "rope of twisted fiber"), and belief in a god that I saw as new, called "Jah" and that instead of praying to Jah, they played drums to Him to conjure his spirit, and that Black people are the true Israelites that Moses drove back into their homeland (Ethiopia) from Egypt (Israel) which are not "Radical" beliefs, contrary to what people think. The proof is in the Bible/Torah and I and I wear the star of david to signify the Israelites freedom from captivity... also mi bredren I like that Heaven is considered as Africa, seen? And I've been among this country for many years now, almost ever since the country was founded... so the things I see - make me believe in the IRITS and spiritual nah an ism thats like ah crystal ball or some ting, Iman nah deal with ouija board and ting, Iman ah fe deal with Sunni Islam, and Tafarians are very genius in their reasonings, and I and I need to accept soccer as the Rastafarian sport in honor of Nesta, yech!
RasTaFarI is a good faith is all I'm trying to say but convert to something even better, its called Islam. Its a good religion, the I can get a free Quran off the net, and read through it. And prostrate to Allah /Jah and still listen to reggae music! And I know Prince Emmanuel Charles Edwards (the Black Jesus Christ) says reggae is satanic, but I'm just Issuming the I listens to reggae music. And still bun out homosexuals.. and they seh Ras why you fe start, I just want seh Sizzla can try sue the mosque but 'im cyaan sue nah ah ting cah mi know seh I is Jamaican too and Iman bun dat- yah mon mi know seh dem fi put it pon di paper said mi apologize to batty bwoy, apologize fe wha? Dem apologize to Jah? Gunshot dem fi get. (Al-Hakim) So I hope its cuul to say dat. Be a Muslim Rasta, and grow your locks! Yech! Keep your head Str8888
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