Other doctrines which are more loosely taught and believed by the Rastafarians are the following: 1) Rastafarians have a doctrine of avatar which is very similar to Hinduism.Now the advent of Ras Tafari is the climax of God's revelation" (The Rastafarians, p.3) While it is true that the Bible does have meanings on various levels of interpretation, it is not a concealed book."Dreadlocks were inspired by a biblical injunction against the cutting of one's hair" (Magical Blend, June/July 1994, p.Note: The expiration date of one or more of the forms posted on this page may have passed.
Scheduled events include a horse racing meet, championship barbeque cook-off, and as change from traditional Irish music, a competition of Irish marching bands, along with an assortment of meet and mingle hijinks in various venues.
They even teach that Jesus predicted the coming of Haile Selassie (Ibid, p.
2) As with many new religious movements, the Rastafarians only accept the Bible conditionally preferring those passages that can be forced to harmonize with their unique doctrines.
4) The Rastafarian's view of Jesus being only one of several "avatars" depreciates Christ's unique claims to deity and His role as sole mediator between God and man.
The Rastafarian lifestyle usually includes ritual use of marijuana, avoidance of alcohol, the wearing of one's hair in dreadlocks, and vegetarianism.