To become a rastafarian, you must to commit to the principles of the rastafarians.
What are these principles?
Do not curse, swear, or critcize people because the rastaman do not deal with "isms"and "schisms."
Why? because becoming a rastafarian is not a Fad.
Nor does it matter that the rasta movement began among black people, and originated in Africa. If you are willing to live up to the principles, then you are welcome into into foal.
Please understand that there are true rastafarians, who follow all the principles, and there are those who call themselves rastafarians, but do not follow all of the principles.
Wearing dreads alone does not make you a rastaman, you must commit from the heart! You must be willing to go above and beyond just the mere appearance of looking like a rastaman.
No condemnations here, but, if you are going to do it, you might as well go all the way.
If you choose not to commit completely, that's okay too. Rastafarians are loving people and they will not condemn you.
I know rastafarians who eat meat, and I know some that don't eat meat. I know some who eat with salt and some who don't eat with salt. I know some that don't wear the colors all the time and some who don't wear the colors...but one thing they all have in common is the dreads.
Would I call all of them 100% rastafarians? No, but I would not dare say that they are not rastafarians either.
Let every man be persuaded in his own mind.
To the truly committed being a rastafarian is a religion, to others it is a way of life.
Whether you choose to make it your religion or your way of life, you must ask yourself the question. How far are you willing to go?
The rest is up to you.
Peace One love!
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