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  1. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    Greetings,



    As you may gather from my user name, I am a Rastafarian in Canada. I do not know if there are other Rastas on the forum, but hopefully if there is we can reason together.



    I hope to gain some wisdom and knowledge, and give some as well.



    CanuckRasta
     
  2. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Hi CanuckRasta, and welcome to CR. :)

    Haven't read the Kebra Nagast, I'm afraid, but hopefully you'll find some interesting discussion here. :)
     
  3. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Greetings CanuckRasta and welcome from another Canadienne member. :)

    I don't think there are others Rastas in here. Anyway, I hope you'll find interesting threads to worth your attention.
     
  4. Kaldayen

    Kaldayen Spiritual ronin

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    Greetings fellow Canuck :rolleyes:

    I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay!
    ___
    Kal
     
  5. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    Thanks for the irie (positive) welcome!!

    I have two questions: First, should I start a thread explaining Rastafarianism, and if I did which forum would it be?? I am thinking the General Monotheism forum, but I don't know. Also if I could a sense of what people know about Rastafarians that would be nice.

    I, Brian most Rastas haven't even read the Kebra (and it is paramount to our faith). I have only just started recently to read it but I knew the story before. I would be extremely surprised and ecstactic if someone on the forum has read the "Glory of the Kings".

    JAH Blessings
    CanuckRasta

    P.S. I may slip into Iyaric sometimes. Please ask if I use words that you cannot understand.
     
  6. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    No problem - and feel free to start a thread anywhere - if it seems particularly inappropriately placed, we'll move it and leave a redirect so its easily found again. :)
     
  7. Faithfulservant

    Faithfulservant New Member

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    Welcome to CR :)
     
  8. Visitor

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    Dear CanuckRasta,
    I know a little about Canadians but nothing about Rastafarians. Please enlighten me as to what the basic tenets of your faith are as I am curious. Sad to say at this stage I am quite ignorant about what Rastas are all about.
     
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    alexa somewhere in time

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    Hello Visitor and welcome to CR. :)

    May I ask you what do you know about Canadians ?
     
  10. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    Visitor, check out my Rastafarianism thread in the Monotheism forum.

    Selassie I Bless Itinually.

    CanuckRasta
     
  11. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    I think this is the Iyaric you have mention above. Is this a creole language ?
     
  12. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    It is a more structured form of Jamican Patois (Patwas).

    Often Rastafarians will replace the beginning of words with an "I".

    In this case Selassie I bless continually and/or eternally.

    CanuckRasta
     
  13. alexa

    alexa somewhere in time

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    Is there any reason to replace the beginning of words with an I ?
     
  14. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    Sort of. The letter is fairly important from psycological standpoint.

    For example, pronouns are often replaced with "I and I" (shortened to InI). The phrase essentially came about because there is no you, no me there is only InI. It also said to mean the speaker and Jah. Another time I is used is when refering to the listener, as in "the I."

    Other examples of the I replacing something are: Ifficial, Iniversal, Ithiopia, Irusalem, Iysos Kristos, Inity, and so on. In addition, the letter can be inserted between pretty much any two words.

    I rarely use such conventions except in greeting or ending a post. On here it would just confuse people in general. On Rasta forums, it confuses newcomers, and to be honest I can only overstand so much of it myself.

    For your info here is the full title of Haile Selassie among Rastas: the Most High, His Imperial Majesty, JAH RasTafari, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie I the First, Might of the Trinity, Elect of God, None before, none after, Prince Melchezidek.
    CanuckRasta
     
  15. Visitor

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    That they are very relaxed and have great accents:). Thankyou for your warm welcome. Some very interesting topics in this place, wish I'd found it sooner. How long have you been a Rasta?
     
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    alexa somewhere in time

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    It's very interesting. Thanks. :)
     
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    alexa somewhere in time

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    Mine is qu├ębecoise. :D

    The only Rasta in here is CanuckRasta. I'm Christian Ortodox. :)
     
  18. CanuckRasta

    CanuckRasta Rastaman

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    I have been Rasta from creation.

    CanuckRasta
     

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