Please explain the rasta faith. I am a beleiver of Christ and truly am interested in educating myself about this Jamaican religion.
Kerrie. (p.s. Thank you God for Reggae)
: by W.Gayle Jan-21-2009
The Rastafari movement began in Jamaica in the 1950's and has been an important religious and cultural movement since.
From my observation, there are still subtle differences within the Rastafari movement itself, relative to their beliefs and customs, but generally, most Rastafaris believe in the Divinity of Emperor Haile Selassi I of Ethiopia and they revere Marijuana (Ganja) - although it is still an illegal drug in Jamaica.
Rastafarianism became internationally known through its associations with reggae music and some of Jamaica's most successful musical stars.
Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley for example, were all Rastas.
Wikipedia has a detailed article on Rastafarianism.
You can view it from here
. Please take a look on my religions in Jamaica
page as well for a little more background.
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