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tatto0edhands



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Important Question for Everyone. White rasta guys  Reply with quote  

Maybe some of you can help me figure this out. i just met some rasta guys who go to my school and they're all white or hispanic. im trying to understand here, but it seems no one has the answer.

tatto0ed hands: rasta is meant to remind black people of their heritage and stand up against babylon
tatto0ed hands: how is a white man gonna learn about a heritage that he oppressed and stand up against himself
tatto0ed hands: i dont get it

K3OM: you've never eaten filipino food?

tatto0ed hands: that's completely different

K3OM: anyone can learn about anyones heritage
K3OM: thats not diffrent

tatto0ed hands: i can understand learning about it
tatto0ed hands: but just because let's say i learned about buddhism, i wouldnt practice or call myself buddhist it involves so much more than that
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:41 pm
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tatto0edhands



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who changed the topic of my thread? i laughed when i saw that.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:51 pm
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big ups to all my impostafarians.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:16 pm
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jjay



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hmmmm but what if you took the time to really undrstand it? would it be ok than? you learn about something, begin to understand it, agree fully with what it is saying, so you begin living your life that way.....doesn't sound that crazy or confusing to me.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:24 pm
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tatto0edhands



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these guys are in a reggae band. they sing with the jamaican/west indies accent. the next thing you know they're speaking to me in spanish. the white guy just kept saying "jah provides" or "sistren ..." when he greets me he puts a fist over his heart and says "blessings"

this is why im confused.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:46 pm
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Jesus Frank



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they seem genuinely into it. and they obviously respect it

i can respect that
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:50 pm
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am01ne



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my simple answer: some people are fools.

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Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:57 pm
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Sherman Tank



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Isn't Rastafarian based on Christianity but they beleive that an Ethiopean king was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ? somethin along those lines, I got this from Bob Marley: behind the music so who knows if that is a major part of it or a part of it at all.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:27 pm
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Billy Gnosis



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Sherman Tank wrote:
Isn't Rastafarian based on Christianity but they beleive that an Ethiopean king was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ? somethin along those lines, I got this from Bob Marley: behind the music so who knows if that is a major part of it or a part of it at all.


Yes. THe king's name was Ras Tafari.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:04 pm
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Billy Gnosis wrote:
Sherman Tank wrote:
Isn't Rastafarian based on Christianity but they beleive that an Ethiopean king was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ? somethin along those lines, I got this from Bob Marley: behind the music so who knows if that is a major part of it or a part of it at all.


Yes. THe king's name was Ras Tafari.


ras tafari makonnen was the name given to haile selassie at birth. selassie's cousin was emporer of ethiopia. haile held a military coup d'etat and his cousin was killed, leaving the throne for him. he then referred to himself as his imperial majesty haile selassie I. but a nyc cab driver broke it down for me as to why the rastas thought of him as the messiah with this anecdote. before selassie's weeklong visit to jamaica, the island with in the midst of it worst drought on record. once selassie I's plane landed, it rained for his entire stay there. once he left the drought continued.

Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:25 pm
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mattrego



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http://www.rasta-man.co.uk/

click on rastafarian beliefs


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Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:32 pm
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Dee



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A Nas reference makes sense suddenly.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:32 pm
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mortalthoughts
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anyone ever notice 95% of jungle mcs spit with a jamacan accent?

haha i dont get it
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:37 pm
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illmatik06



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i don't think you should be confused. if these people enjoy what they're doing, have genuine attempts, and are keeping "true" to the roots, then why should they be "labeled" because of their upbringing or ethnicity?
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:09 pm
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this reminds me of the late 80s/ early 90s view of non-black people who loved hip hop.

people used to come down on me pretty hard for it. it was ignorant of them.

its all about what each person loves and enjoys. as long as its a genuine respect and they arent doing it to impress anyone... its cool with me and i'd support.
Post Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:24 pm
 

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