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JAH is Cosmic Force

by Bantu Kelani

I have a strong sense of sisterhood and belonging to the ideology of Black-Afrocentric consciousness, and that is precisely what Rastafari is. I believe in Wisdom and Dignity. I believe in the intense Humanity that is our Heritage and the Black-African race united under one goal and one government.

I'm not fond of JUDEO-CHRISTIAN creed and scriptures, which is what most Ras Tafari persons believe... As a dark-skinned African person, I prefer our TRUE RELIGION, the knowledge of our ORIGINAL scriptures in "The Book of Coming Forth by Day," commonly known as "The Book of the Dead".

In this regard, I don't believe in the Divinity of King Selaissie I. For me, he's more a symbol of Black Pride and Dignity, a similar position held by other prominent African leaders: Toussaint L'Ouverture of Haiti, Marcus Garvey of UNIA, Malcolm Shabazz in Amerikkka, Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana, Patrice Lumumba in Zaire (DRC Congo), Nelson Mandela in South Africa etc...

The Emperor definitely holds a GREAT spot in the Black International Community due to his great work and relentless rallying cry for strong, independent and sovereign African Nations.

But, I do not practice the religion of the na´ve woman... JAH is for me an amazement-THE HARMONY OF NATURAL LAW, which reveals to me a systematic intelligent thinking and acting and keeps me from the shackles of selfish desire. JAH is expansion, beyond Time and Space, JAH is the motivating force of my life.

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