Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rastafarians love Ganja

For those of you who didn't know, here is a little brief rundown on Rastafarian culture. The culture also known as the Rastafarian movement is a new religious movement that arose in a Christian culture in Jamaica in the 1930s and they can also be called Rasta. Many of our famous celebrities were rastas; Robert Nesta Marley, his son Damion Junior "Gong" Marley, Peter Tosh just to name a few and they all love the use of cannabis, whether their were smoking or drinking the plant, they loved it but they mostly smoked it. Many rastas worship Haile Selassie I, former Emperor of Ethiopia (1930–1974), as God incarnate, the Second Advent, or the reincarnation of Jesus, while other adherents believe that Selassie is simply their earthly king chosen by God and they also believe in love and unity. They guarantee that marijuana is the healing of the nation and to smoke it is a spiritual exercise. The Rastafari movement think it is inevitable to reject western society, called Babylon (from the metaphorical Babylon of the Christian New Testament.) It proclaims Africa also known as "Zion" as the original birthplace of mankind, and embraces various Afrocentric social and political aspirations such as the sociopolitical views and teachings of Jamaican publicist, organizer, and black nationalist Marcus Garvey (also often regarded as a prophet). Believing that their culture is not a religion but "a way of life" they all love to smoke ganja...