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moonbats everywhere alive and well

I have never been able to understand how Bob Marley achieved sainthood, but apparently, he did.
I guess it came with dying.  Like had he lived, would anyone care?  Could be, considering the sort of ppl who like wearing hair that looks disgustingly dirty. I suppose that type would buy anything.

A headline that greeted us one morning was this.

“Rastas in prison allowed reggae CDs for worship.”

Hey ... it’s a sort of free country so anyone can worship anything or anybody they want to.
All you have to do is believe in someone or something ‘religiously’ and bingo. Bob’s yer uncle. (Brit expression)
Of course, free country or not there are some things you can not be religious about. Well, you could but you’d run into some serious problems.
Like what if ( in today’s world this could happen) what if someone decided Hitler was worthy of the same adulation as Marley, and decided to build a religion around him.  ??  What?  You don’t think some may already?  Or maybe build a religion around a lump of coal. Bet you could get followers and soon be declared an established religion.
So anyway, all I’m saying is that the possibility exists for any old damn thing.  And it will all be based on human and civil rights, and a strong desire on the part of the powers that be, not to ‘offend’ anyone.  I guess a religion based on AH is a bit ott. I just used that as an example, but it could never happen in our diverse and modern world.  It would most certainly offend Jews and so that’s off the table.  For the time being. 

Now RASTAS get special treatment in prisons: Followers of religion made famous by Bob Marley are allowed shakers and drums (but no marijuana)

Rastafarianism is now one of 18 religions recognized in prison
The new rules were put in place in November last year
Rastafarian prisoners are given what they need to worship
They are not allowed to smoke marijuana - which they see as a sacrament

By Stian Alexander and Jack Doyle, Home Affairs Correspondent

Rastafarian inmates are being handed Bob Marley CDs, drums and shakers after their religion was officially recognised by prison chiefs.

New rules mean Rastafarianism is an approved religion alongside Christianity, Islam and other major faiths.

The pack has been created to ensure Rastafarian prisoners can pray together in a ‘fulsome and harmonious way’, a faith advisor said. However, the religion’s followers have been told that one common element of their religious practice is barred: they cannot smoke cannabis in jail.

The change in policy came after an unnamed inmate appealed to Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

He ruled that the Prison Service was in breach of the Equality Act 2010, and said Rastafarianism, whose followers worship Haile Selassie, the former King of Ethiopia, as God and smoke cannabis as a ‘sacrament’, should be recognised.

Rastafarians are permitted four days ‘holiday’ off work in prison each year to celebrate festivals, and are given access to a ‘Rastafari Heritage Resource Pack’.

It includes a list of ‘allowed items’ provided by the National Rastafari Chaplaincy for weekly ‘Groundation’ (Holy Day) ceremonies. Among them are a CD or DVD of Rastafari drumming, music and chanting, including reggae tracks by Bob Marley, and percussion instruments.

In addition prisoners are given a small Rastafarian flag, a picture of Haile Selassie, a selection of his speeches and a copy of the King James Bible. However, cannabis remains banned.

A spokesman for The Rastafari Faith Advisors to the Prison Chaplaincy Service said: ‘This pack provides information, texts from His Majesty’s speeches… some of the best-loved reggae tracks, as well as information that sets Rastafari in the context of black history.

‘Every detail in the pack has been double-checked to ensure that no further blocks or barriers are placed to prevent Rastafarians from meeting and giving Ises [praise] together in a fulsome and harmonious way.’

The National Offender Management Service, which runs prisons in England and Wales, recognises 18 religions. They include Paganism and Zoroastrianism, an ancient Iranian religion.

At the time of the 2011 census, there were 7,906 Rastafarians in England and Wales - up from 5,000 in 2001 - making it the 14th largest recognised religion recorded by the survey.

Adherents of the faith are forbidden to cut their hair, which is why they grow dreadlocks, refrain from eating meat (especially pork), are opposed to contraception and abortion, do not drink, believe in reincarnation and smoke marijuana to increase their spiritual awareness.

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