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bossygal

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Does any one know why Rastas are so down on Obeah and pagan religion??
I would have thought African spiritualism would be more inline with Rasta beliefs than christian??
Just curious

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L.Static

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Good question! It is to do with de church exerting their influence to divide an rule. What was once part of a Myal culture became frowned upon an feared. Any practice can be used for good and/or bad an unfortunately because of de colonialists fear an misunderstanding obeah is considered evil when it's practices are root of indigenous cultures part of de diasopra. It was outlawed by the colonialists after slave uprisings outta obvious fear. So as this colonial mentality was developed by slaves they rejected an feared obeah in a majority dat seems still prevalent in Jamaica today.
This reasoning here may help yu...
http://www.africaspe...hp?topic=3509.0
Madda dan...

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L.Static

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At 6:45 "oil name go wey, oil named come ya..." :)



Peter Metro's classic from '86ish "Obeah In America"
Madda dan...

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bossygal

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thanks