Sunday, July 22, 2007

Spark "em Up!

Haile Selassie was born 115 years ago today. He was the emperor of Ethiopia for 44 years. He died in 1975.

But what is most interesting about his life is the fact that on an island half a world away (Jamaica), he became a living god. A religion was formed in the 1930's among adherents of Marcus Garvey's back to Africa movement. It was called the Rastafari Movement, and it is primarily known by its use of reggae music, dreadlocks and marijuana.

It is one of those things that is almost too weird to be true. But true it is.

1 comment:

Ed said...

When religion is involved. Nothing to too weird to be true.