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Sunday, 16 February 2014

16 February 2014. All Around the Orthosphere: Bob Marley… Orthodox Christian

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00 Bob Marley 01. Mausoleum. 16.02.14

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Many of you know my of my neologism, the “Orthosphere“… that is, the lands where Orthodoxy (both Eastern and Oriental) maintains either a majority or strong presence. The Orthosphere is a sociological/philosophical/intellectual/cultural construct… it’s NOT merely religious. Ergo, people not “in communion” in the religious sense ARE “in communion” in a cultural sense. Confused? Let’s make it murkier, kids… Uniates “look” Orthodox, but they’re NOT part of the Orthosphere. That’s because they’ve sold out completely to the papist mindset. Ergo, even though we’re not “in communion” with Copts, Armenians, and Ethiops, we ARE part of a unified Christian worldview with them, neither Papist nor Protestant. Even though the Uniates “look like us”, they’re NOT of us… they’ve sold out to the West and to its blandishments. Remember our history… how Russia aided the Assyrian Christians in World War I and how Russian officers served alongside Ras Makonnen in whipping the Italians (especially, Nikolai Leontiev of the Kuban Cossack Host).

Bob Marley joined the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church before his death… that makes him “one of us”. Here are some images from his museum in Nine Mile (Saint Ann Parish), Jamaica, his hometown. The Orthosphere is our true “home”… and it’s all ours… or none of it’s ours. Keep it focused…

 

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Friday, 10 August 2012

10 August 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Mini-Me Bob Marley

 

Mini-Me Bob Marley

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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The Associated Press reported that American scientist Paul Sikkel named a new kind of tiny crustacean in honour of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley. Sikkel discovered the new species, with the official name of Gnathia marleyi, about ten years ago on a Caribbean coral reef near the Virgin Islands. So, the biologist decided to pay respects in a distinctive way to the famous Jamaican singer.

12 July 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://eco.ria.ru/ecocartoon/20120712/697848364.html?byauthor=1?byauthor=1

 

Monday, 13 February 2012

13 February 2012. Who Woulda Thunk It… Bob Marley’s BIG in Serbia…

Serbian Bob Marley fans gather in front of a statue of him in Banatski Sokolac (South Banat District. Autonomous Province of Vojvodina). That’s why you can never be sure what’s lurking around the next corner… we live in a weird n’ wonderful world… mistrust those who attempt to make too much sense of it… they’re ALWAYS wrong. Especially mistrust those who say, “The Church teaches X”… usually, that’s the biggest load of hooey on the face of the planet. “Love God, and do what you will”…think on that and what it TRULY means.

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Yes, yes, yes… Bobby McFerrin sings, Don’t Worry, Be Happy… but everyone thinks that Marley sang it (no reflection on Bobby McFerrin, who’s a talent in his own right), and it’s certainly in the Marley spirit. It’s about as Marley as you can get without being Marley, if you catch my drift (a tour-de-force on Mr McFerrin’s part, to be sure). Did I know it? Sure… but I was rushed last night… so, it STAYS. It’s REGGAE…

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Street art in Kingston (Surrey County. Kingston and St Andrew Corporation) JAMAICA… get a load of that doobie… this’ll put some serious fear o’ the Livin’ God into those overly-earnest konvertsy… Bob loved God and he loved good weed, too. I stand with Bob… not the prune-faced and tight-arsed naysayers.

BMD

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13 February 2012. Video. Matisyahu… Hasidic Reggae… Check This Out!

Matisyahu

Kenneth Cole

contemporary American

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Who woulda thunk it? HASID RAGGAE! Live and learn, I say… this world of ours is more surprising and wonderful than any of us imagine… don’t shut yourself up in a box. We all know people like that, don’t we?

BMD

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