How do Rastafarians marry?
In Rastafari there is no formal marriage structure. A Rastafari man and woman who live together are regarded as husband and wife (unless, of course, they are related in some other way, such as mother and son). If marriage does take place it is regarded as a social occasion rather than a religious event.
Why do Rastas follow Haile Selassie?
Rastafarians regard Haile Selassie I as God because Marcus Garveys prophecy - Look to Africa where a black king shall be crowned, he shall be the Redeemer - was swiftly followed by the ascension of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie I is regarded by Rastafarians as the God of the Black race.
What are the Rastafarian rules?
The key ideas in contemporary Rastafari are:The humanity of God and the divinity of man. God is found within every man. God in history. Salvation on earth. The supremacy of life. Respect for nature. The power of speech. Evil is corporate.More items •Oct 9, 2009
Why do Rasta hate Babylon?
Rastas view Babylon as being responsible for both the Atlantic slave trade which removed enslaved Africans from their continent and the ongoing poverty which plagues the African diaspora.