Rastafari, also known as the Rastafari movement or Rastafarianism, it’s a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s.
Rasta beliefs are based on a specific interpretation of the Bible. They only believe in one single God, referred to as Jah.
- Rastafarian history
- Haile Selassie:
- White washing of the beliefs:
- Modern Rastafarians beliefs:
- The music industry:
- The four elements of subculture:
Jesus is an important figure in Rastafari. However, practitioners reject the traditional Christian view of Jesus, particularly the description of him as a white European
believing that this is a perversion of the truth. They believe that Jesus was a black African, and that the white Jesus was a false god.
Jamaican Rastas are descendants of African slaves who were converted to Christianity in Jamaica by missionaries using the text of the King James Version of the Bible.