Rastafarianism Death Emergency Assistance

Updated 5th April 2016

Rastafarianism Death and Emergency Assistance

 

Submitted by Tony Tafari Thomas of The Rastafari Council of Britain.

 

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Advisor on Rastafarianism to Faith and Fire

 

 

Rastafarianism and Death

 

“Now, however, it has become your fate to obey the order of the great and merciful Lord, a lot that befalls each and everyone of us in our turn. As it were, after you had accomplished what was within your bounds, you have slept, but although you depart from us physically, your works and your name will always remain among us.” H.I.M Haile Selassie I
 

Rastafarians view death as the physical end of life but believe that a person can achieve an after-life and spiritual immortality by manifesting great works and speaking great words that inspire generations to come; through manifesting the above, generations to come keep a person’s name, images, word’s and works alive which grants a person immortality. How the community views your works and deeds in death is considered to be the judgement on whether one will be called divine.
 

Rastafarian Confession to be Read to a Dying person or to be Read over a Dead Person
 

The 42 Negative confessions

  1. I have not committed sin.
  2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
  3. I have not stolen.
  4. I have not slain men or women.
  5. I have not stolen food.
  6. I have not swindled offerings.
  7. I have not stolen from God.
  8. I have not told lies.
  9. I have not carried away food.
  10. I have not cursed.
  11. I have not closed my ears to truth.
  12. I have not committed adultery.
  13. I have not made anyone cry.
  14. I have not felt sorrow without reason.
  15. I have not assaulted anyone.
  16. I am not deceitful.
  17. I have not stolen anyone’s land.
  18. I have not been an eavesdropper.
  19. I have not falsely accused anyone.
  20. I have not been angry without reason.
  21. I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
  22. I have not polluted myself.
  23. I have not terrorized anyone.
  24. I have not disobeyed the Law.
  25. I have not been exclusively angry.
  26. I have not cursed God.
  27. I have not behaved with violence.
  28. I have not caused disruption of peace.
  29. I have not acted hastily or without thought.
  30. I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern.
  31. I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.
  32. I have not worked evil.
  33. I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.
  34. I have not polluted the water.
  35. I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
  36. I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.
  37. I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
  38. I have not stolen what belongs to God.
  39. I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.
  40. I have not taken food from a child.
  41. I have not acted with insolence.
  42. I have not destroyed property belonging to God.