Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
The average person very likely knows very little about Jamaica, in fact, a lot of people probably could not identify the land on a map. However, when you hear Jamaica or Reggae, there is one name that everyone has a familiarity, Bob Marley…
However, there is much more to this inspirational performer, that goes beyond his gifts as a musician, but, also, as a strong supporter of activism, spirituality, and leadership and encouraged people do be active, bring about equality, and being grateful, as well as, positive, in the life that you have and all of the things that you do. What made Bob Marley so inspirational that his legacy, like his music, has survived long after him? Why did people perceive him as a potential leader of men? Much of what made the much of Bob Marley’s work so insightful is that he relied heavily on his spirituality. Marley was a Rastafarian. This religion is considered to be quite young. It was founded in Jamaica in the 1930s. The faith centers around a single god figure, called Jah. The ideology of Rastafarians is a very much its own faith, with elements of Christianity and elements of eastern meditation based faith mixed together. They incorporate into their ritual and ceremony drumming, chanting, the regular smoking of marijuana, and meditation. They abstain from alcohol and, very often, meat, particularly pork. They seek greater spiritual awareness and rely heavily on inner reflection as a mean of self and world understandings. Bob Marley was uniquely capable of fusing his spirituality into something that could inspire others to his cause. ...