do I create and perform musical works with all my
heart and soul, I'm at least as passionate about
writing down my thoughts and feelings. Reasoning,
meditating and analysing is all part of this and
by putting it down in words Jah has enabled me to
share it with others.
WRITINGS OF MESSIAN DREAD
When the Fox Preaches the Passion
in the Name of Jah!
In the midst of a current flood of new
releases (there's a couple of new ones
waiting), I thought it was good to write a
I found out that I shouldn't really plan
much in advance. Everything can happen,
situations can change and situations can
come into existance. Creativety goes it's
own way too, and I can't really force myself
into doing one thing when my soul screams
out to do something else, simply because I
made some plan.
The Internet is a dynamic realm. Time really
goes like the speed of light. (I know that's
where time supposed to stop scientifically).
In the years that I publish and communicate
in Cyberspace, I see myself guided by Jah
into a situation in which I release music,
write articles and books, do research
projects for future publications and review
Throughout these years, I have allways
fought for and defended my independance as
an artist and freethinker. This hasn't been
easy allways, and I have also turned down
some "opportunities" that could
have given me material "niceness"
if "only" I changed this-or-that.
But here I am, still there, and still not
under a strangling contract that forces me
to do stuff I don't want. I'm still free to
speak my mind, still free to wake up in the
morning and make a musical work, or write
down a meditation, or other things i know
myself to be guided into.
This is not something that is appriciloved
by all. Take for example the Christafari
organization, which I strongly critisize.
Personally, I do believe that Jah Rastafari
has given me the time and the possibilities
to expose them. I believe He did that to
provide me with the tools I need to do what
JAH wants me to do. And I knew that by
publishing my book in October 2004 I would
throw myself into a stream of events that
would cost me every strength in my spirit to
Curses, abuses, insults, vanity, and most
important: the statement that I am "subverse
to the unity and no man is my brother"
(to quote Bunny Wailer's track
Again, I am not doing this alone. I wrote
the book and I have a lot of sources, some
of them have inside knowledge and others
have tremendous research capabilities. But I
take the flak and I write stuff. I can take
it. There are those who told me that they
could not have taken it. But it is also not
me, but Jah Who protects me.
Protects? Yes. It has been very revealing,
to see just which people choose to
"defend" Christafari and which
argumentation they have. In the end, this is
the biggest confirmation for me that i am on
to something here. One look at the
Christafari defenders and you will see they
do not defend the Christian faith. Vodou,
Racism, Money-ism, these are the kind of
things I see when I check the Christafari
Defenders... They defend their own feeling
of safety which is rocked by the exposure!
If I would have critisized a Christian
Organization with a genuine Christian wish
to see people get free in Yesus Kristos, I
would have gotten completely different
responses as the ones I get now. I wouldn't
have critisized it either.
But I am not getting the Idea that Jah is
trying to tell me to stop exposing abuse of
His Name just because of the argumentation
that I encountered. Argumentation that
basically says: "Mark Mohr claims to be
gods man and therefore he is gods man".
Even people who have absolutely no idea
where christafari stands for seem to
consider themselves experts all of a sudden
just because they see there's something
going on that is not directly identifiable
to them as "peace and love".
And that brings me to the title of this
In defense of Christafari, there is a group
of people who is trying to make me stop
exposing this organization, and if that
doesn't work, they try to discredit me. I
will not name them all, but when you put the
group together you will see a very
interesting combination of people.
However, NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ever stood up
against Christafari's continuous slandering
of such people as Yabby You. None of them
realized the backbiting against Mark Mohr's
ex-wife which he brings as bible teachings
on a CD you got to buy. That is not the kind
of thing they will recognize as sinfull....
You will see some of them speaking about
"unity and love" and all of that.
Of course: "Mark Mohr's response to the
essay" is the main inspiration for
these "Christafari Defenders".
Repeatly, mister Mohr told his audience how
critique and everything was not
QUOTE: "They will know that we are
Christians by our love, not our debates or
senseless arguments over superficial issues
in the public's eye." ORIGINAL
You can simply see for yourself that the
christafari Defenders are obeying their
master when he wrote the above!
This quote is what I would describe as THE
FOX PREACHING THE PASSION. I do not know if
this saying is known in the english
languages, but I think the message is clear
"Debates and senseless arguments over
superficial issues in the public's eye"
can be something different IN THE EYES OF
Yesus said He did not come to bring unity.
there is no unity between satan and Jah.
I don't think that Jah considers commercial
abuse of His Name, preaching a different
gospel and a different Christ as a "superficual
issue". I do not think that Jah is
against "debates" either.
That is why the fox preaches the passion.
But while people parrot the fox, the fox in
reality is eating the flesh of Jah's
Love is happy with the Truth, the bible
teaches us. But there are those who do not
want the truth. Because they have something
to hide. For example that they abuse the
Name of the Saviour to gain the whole world.
And then, when someone who loves the truth
exposes this, you see them trying to
manipulate "christians" by saying:
"Look, he exposes us, he does not serve
But when the fox preaches the passion, you
When someone says the truth should not be
told because it is a "superfical
issue" and it's a "subervse for
the unity", then the question should be
raised: superficial for who, and unity of
It is situations like the above that makes
me realize the enormous "strength"
there is in being an independant
freethinker. I never threw myself in the
christian Industry, so now I can speak out.
Unlike those who know themselves caught in
this industry. And it makes me sad to see
how they seem to believe the Kingdom of
Yesus Kristos is an industry with products