Bob Marley and the dogmas

In the name of Jesus Christ, Archbishop Abuna Yesehaq of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church baptized music icon Bob Marley before he died. Some claim the baptism marked Marley’s conversion to Christianity. Did Marley disown the Twelve Tribes of Israel, a Rastafarian order which honors the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1972) as the divine “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”? Like an Apostle Paul, Bob Marley had spread the teachings of the Twelve Tribes of Israel “to the ends of the earth”. Perhaps Marley had come to believe Jesus and Haile Selassie (a.k.a. Ras Tafari) shared the same spirit. Whichever dogma Bob Marley favored in the last days of his life, he never shed his Rastafarian identity.

You don’t need dreads or smoke ganja or beat Nyabinghi drums or listen to reggae music or worship Haile Selassie or be black to be a “rasta man” who lives from the heart. Rastafarians are a diverse people with many sects and adherents who don’t affiliate with any sect. Rasta is simply a way of life with a common goal of “One Love. One People. One Destiny.” — all bound in unity with Jah (God).


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33 Responses to “Bob Marley and the dogmas”

  1. Harold Says:

    Marley is my man any day.i wish he still alive

  2. eddie Says:

    when i remember when of the lion of the zion it make me cry because all my dream is tomeet bob marley one day i don’t know why they killed him but may your soul rest in peace

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. gaoussou kalapoi Says:

    j’aime bob marley

  5. Anonymous Says:

    this is very good!!!!

  6. Strand dogs Says:

    aweee die king rastafari,jah bless al die manne…..mal naweek gehad…..baie los kiners…shaw rasta….

    strand dogs….****woef woef!!!!!!!****

  7. Anonymous Says:


  8. Anonymous Says:

    i love him even tho he is dead he is still watchin down on all of ja people!

  9. lacey austin Says:

    Bob marley is such a ballerrr (:

  10. Moses Says:

    what brought the death of bob marley

  11. Anonymous Says:

    q bn

  12. ZOOM Says:


  13. bob Says:

    Bob Marley was a kick ass singer and if anyone i know said diferent id kick thier ass…R.I.P Bob Marley

  14. britz Says:

    this gorgeous man right here has been one of the most inspirational people in my life. his lyrics that move your heart and the voice that calms your soul. he is and forever will be my hero. i love you!!

  15. marco yefi Says:

    bobo marly es lo mejor desde q escushe una sola sola cancion de el fue mi idolo xaoooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!q viva bobo marly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Madison Says:

    he was truely amazing and wrote brilliant inspriation music. he really defined peace and love. rest in peace bob marley

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Bob marley gooookil abiesss

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Marley lagumu kren abizzz
    gw ska gya lu….
    Slam kmi anak2 rembetuc….

  19. sancaros zeilo Says:

    i realy apriciate the slogans i get hear from our men abroad,we all love africa in exccess man.


    Indonesia: Saya ingin publikasi foto dan gambar Bob Marley diperbanyak dan ditampilkan.

  21. bokis marley Says:

    thank for jah…

  22. Cisum Says:

    Bob Marley forever!

  23. Eugine Says:

    Bob Marley’s songs stressed a lot of sense not only to the African people but all human races

  24. jah faith Says:

    Bob Marley did represent Israel in a different way check out the song “jump nyahbinghi” and you will hear when he talk about trodding down Jerico walls is only the TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL chant down the walls of Jerico,that is the kind of man he was—the great BOB.

  25. jah faith Says:

    Long live the works of the Prophet GAD who gathered the twelve.

  26. Luv U Lots Says:

    I LOOOVE BOB MARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is freakin awesome i wish i married him

  27. rashidabdi Says:

    please yourng whiten man &you old blackman try tokeep the israel vibrations strong &do not forget the reggae king the kingof mesages bob marley even me itold them one love jah bless him

  28. nathan Says:

    i always like bob songs

  29. Baruch Says:

    I have high regards for brother Marley. The writer states that one doesn’t need to worship Haile Selassie or be black to be a rasta. This is absolutely foolish talk. This is like saying you don’t have to believe in Jesus Christ to be a Christian or have white skin to be a whiteman. Rastafari movement is fundermentally for the black man and about recognising Selassie as God, and further to advocate that God is black. Smoking weed or beating drums or having dreads does not make you a rastaman, however adhering to certain scriptures which include ‘not cutting of one’s hair’ is what make a blackman a rastaman. Sorry to all you non-qualified wannabe rasta… but the facts are the facts.

  30. erik from phs.6 Says:

    idol ko talaga sya mag kasing galing kc kme eh!

  31. Joshua Says:

    It’s wonderful that you are getting ideas from this article as well as from our argument made at this time.

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