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    The Rastafari Movement

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    Rastafari When the average person hears the term “alternative religious movement”, or cult, he is inclined to picture religious fanatics willing to do anything to support their religion. While it is feasible that this image is correct for some alternative religious movements, it is as far from the truth as possible for the Rastafari movement. Rastas, or members of the Rastafari movement, firmly believe in world peace and are constantly using their voices to preach down violence and other transgressions of society (debate). The goal of the Rastafari movement is to resist “Babylon”, the oppressive organizations and countries around the world, and create a society in which everyone has truly equal rights. Rastafari is viewed as a small fad by…

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    Rastafari Movement

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    The Rastafarian culture began with a movement known as the Rastafari Movement. It arose in Jamaica in the 1930s by a man named Leonard Howell. The movement was the response to the oppression of Black people throughout the world, which was influenced by the termination of slavery in the 1834. (Robbins et al., 2014) Members of the Rastafarian culture wanted to be in power of the white Caucasians and be seen as superior to them. In a way they want to get back at the White populaces that have…

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    The beginnings of Rastafari came to be, when Marcus Garvey’s teachings were tied to Ethiopia’s Emperor, with the help of several preachers. Many Jamaicans valued Marcus Garvey’s stances on various issues, so as certain events transpired, which were already spoken of in religious books, many took Garvey seriously. Not only did Rasta’s come to be based on what was in the bible that was displaying in real life (with an African man fighting against white supremacy protecting his people, becoming the…

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    Rastafari Movement The Rastafarian movement is an interesting religion movement. The Rastafarians believe in a monotheistic god known as Jah. Although they call their god, Jah they believe in very similar beliefs to Christian beliefs. Even though the Rastafarian movement has, much different views as the modern day Christian they share the same book for teaching. The Rastafarians use the bible for their teaching through their religion, but they have different names for god and the son of god.…

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    Bob Marley, a well known Rastafari, is known for writing beautiful songs such as Three Little Birds and Could You Be Loved. Marley is also seen on t-shirts and posters all over the world, images of him smoking marijuana with the recurring theme of the colors red, yellow, and green. This cliche image of Bob Marley does not do justice for Rastafarianism, and creates a false illustration of the true roots and motives of this “religion”. In the song “Africa Unite” by Bob Marley, the line “How good…

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    Rastafari and Vodou are two major world religions that are both intertwined with a long history of oppression, persecution, and connection to the African people. While not as well known as the other more “traditional” religions like Christianity or Islam, Rastafari and Vodou are both religions with followers numbering in the millions. They have had extraordinary impact on the cultural and political scenes in their respective countries of origin. While not everyone agrees with the beliefs of…

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    Rastafarian Religion

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    with African drums, during this ritual. Music is very important to the Rasta’s culture and is incorporated into their traditions. Rastafarians also encourage followers to smoke marijuana during worship, because it is said to “enhance spiritual responsiveness” (Rastafari Beliefs). Rastafarians believe that marijuana, or ganja, is an herb of wisdom. They also believed it was growing on the grave of King Solomon. It was cited in the bible, “Psalms 104:14, to attest to its sacramental properties: He…

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    Rastafari a Way of; Living, Worshiping and a Cultural Philosophy Rastafari is more than a religion. Rastafarians are Africans who are engaged unconsciousness raising with regard to African heritage, such as black religion, black pride and being in the world. Rastas reserve the right to think, know, name reinterpret and define their essence and existence in nontraditional matters. Rastafarian developed in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1900—30’s In the environment of poverty,…

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    Rastafari is a religion that began in the 1930’s in the slums of Jamaica, and is still being practiced by many to this day. Rastafarianism often calls to mind many stereotypical images of dirty hair in dreadlocks, large use of marijuana, reggae music, Bob Marely, and the colours red, green, and yellow. Although this religion has no universally acknowledged leaders or agreed upon defining principles, they have a strong sense of unity that brings them together. This essay will reveal Rastafarian…

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    The supporters of this religion believe that Haile Selassie is the living God and that blacks are the chosen people who will, in the future, rule the Earth. According to the six basic principles of Rastafari, blacks were exiled by whites to Jamaica and they consider Jamaica to be hell, while Ethiopia is heaven. They have a strict diet and greatly respect nature and the environment. Marijuana is used often and is regarded as “an herb of religious significance.” “Marijuana is used by Rastafarians…

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