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the Bob Marley ( MARLEY MOVIE)

i cant wait to see marley the movie. bob marley the jamacian singer they have a documentry coming out this year. i think alot of people get misconsemptions about bob marley. now i know that with alot of teens epecially boys he is on the cover of thier shirts and with a marajunia plant. YOU KNOW I HAVE LEANRED that native americans and other tribal groups would use drugs for spirtiual healing and medicne. im sure you can put the two togeather . some jamcaians they practice rastifire a relgion .i mean im not saying that the use of maruajunai should be legal all im saying is its kind of double standerd becuase people use it to abuse it. what are your opinions on bob marley ? i think he wanted simiular teachings of michaels about l.o.ve. message one love we come togeather one heart.

link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafari_movement

The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a new religious movement. It arose in the 1930s in Jamaica, a country with a predominantly Christian culture where 98% of the people were the black descendants of slaves.[1][2] Most of its adherents worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930–1974), as God incarnate, the Second Advent, or the reincarnation of Jesus. Members of the Rastafari movement are known as Rastas, or Rastafari. The movement is sometimes referred to as "Rastafarianism", but this term is considered derogatory and offensive by some Rastas, who, being highly critical of "isms" (which they see as a typical part of "Babylon culture"), dislike being labelled as an "ism" themselves.[3]

Rastafari is not a highly organized religion; it is a movement and an ideology. Many Rastas say that it is not a "religion" at all, but a "Way of Life".[8] Many Rastas do not claim any sect or denomination, and thus encourage one another to find faith and inspiration within themselves, although some do identify strongly with one of the "mansions of Rastafari" — the three most prominent of these being the Nyahbinghi, the Bobo Ashanti and the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Spiritual use of cannabis; For Rastas, smoking cannabis, usually known as herb, weed, sinsemilla (Spanish for without seeds), or ganja (from the Sanskrit word Ganjika, used in ancient India), is a spiritual act, often accompanied by Bible study; they consider it a sacrament that cleans the body and mind, heals the soul, exalts the consciousness, facilitates peacefulness, brings pleasure, and brings them closer to Jah. They often burn the herb when in need of insight from Jah. Cannabis remains illegal in Jamaica and most of the world and this has caused friction between Rastas and modern societies.[26] The burning of the herb is often said to be essential, "For it will sting in the hearts of those that promote and perform evil and wrongs." By the 8th century, cannabis had been introduced by Arab traders to Central and Southern Africa, where it is known as "dagga"[27] and many Rastas say it is a part of their African culture that they are reclaiming.[28] It is sometimes also referred to as "the healing of the nation", a phrase adapted from Revelation 22:2.[29]

QOUTES: Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
-Bob Marley

Conquer the devils with a little thing called love!"
-Bob Marley

I handle fame by not being famous...I'm not famous to me."
-Bob Marley

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I love Robert (Bob) Nestor Marley and his great musical legacy. Bob's lyrics as is Michael's are still relevant today. His brand of reggae is none as concious music because of the conscious lyrics he wrote. . Robert Marley was one of the first musicians to sing about equality and human rights for all people. His music along with Michael's brought the world together. You could party to his music, but there was always a deeper message of love and equality for all. . Another genius and kind hearted man gone way too soon. I'll never forget last June going to the Grammy Museum and seeing both a Bob Marley and Michael Jackson exhibit at the same event. I was in pure muscial heaven.

The late great Bob Marley, gone too soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrcA6j-GRE8&feature=related

I will be seeing the movie this Friday night. I'll come back and tell you about it.
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REDEMPTION SONG - by Bob Marley
Old pirates, yes, they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look? Ooh
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fullfil the book
( From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bob-marley-lyrics/redemption-song-lyrics.html )

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Redemption songs
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our mind
Woh, have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fullfill the book
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom

here is the movie trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7U_3bJoBk

That sound interesting to me, it makes sense and I think I understand Bob marley's message. This is true and it does seem to be about love too. It's more free and more of journey of self rather than a religion focused on judgement. At least that's what I'm getting from it.