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The Caribbean faith of Rastafarianism emerged in the early 20th century and follows the teachings of the Jamaican black liberalist Marcus Garvey In the 1930s he established a Back to Africa movement and preached to his followers around the world about black empowerment and black pride This movement has come under scrutiny by various societies because of its beliefs customs and teachings It has been claimed that Rastafarianism is a violent cult and its beliefs are nothing short of fanaticism However this is not the case and this particular Caribbean faith is no different from the other religions of the world today In his Back to Africa teachings Marcus Garvey claimed that black people rightfully belonged in Africa not in the Western world They belonged among their people in Ethiopia which he also called the promised land However it is clear to everyone today that this process would have been impossible If all persons of African descent who live in the Western world and in the Caribbean were to go back to Africa it would become greatly over-populated and poverty would be rampant Also the countries that they left would become densely under-populated causing the entire plan of relocation to basically fall to pieces Rastafarians as the religions followers are called believe that the spirit of the Black Messiah came in the form of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia Marcus Garvey once prophesized that a black man would be crowned a king and that would mean redemption for people of African descent all over the world In the year of 1920 he said look to Africa when a Black king shall be crowned for the day of deliverance is at hand Shockingly this prophesy was fulfilled in the following year of 1930 Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords the conquering Lion of Judah He claimed to be the direct progeny of King David The ideology of Haile Selassie I
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