Submitted by debvanermen on December 9, 2004

One Love

I would like to know more about the meaning of the popular song, One Love, by Bob Marley. It’s especially popular now in the States because of the current tv ads on traveling to Jamaica. Thank you!

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Well, I originally intended to be ironic (that's what the smiley means), but the following excerpt from the lyrics is pretty clear:

"Let's get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!).
Have pity on those whose chances grows t'inner;
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of Creation."

To which I want to respond, "None of your Christian pity, thanks... and while you're at it, cancel that holy war, OK?"

I'm not giving a link to the lyrics site where I got this because it will massively infect your computer with spyware.

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I like boys because they r fun to play with and sometimes they can be hard on u.

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bob marley knew that he was a rolemodel true a lot of songs even after his dead. he was talking about love. and the fight aggainst evil he knew that he can reach a lot of people. i belief that he was doubting about his rasta belief. he knew that jesus is comming back haleluja!!! the devil is already defeated true the cross. de devil /illimunati killed bob marley. but he can not do anything if you turn to jesus give your hart to him. and you live forever with god in heaven. i think has gave his heart to jesus on his dyingbed.
thank you

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It's anti-atheist hate propaganda. ;)

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Are you serious Speedwell? You mean to say that the Jamaican government (at least the "travel/tourist department") cling ons this "hate" attitude?
I have never heard the song, I thought it was just a [commercial] jingles.

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Hmm, . . . interesting.
Pardon me, I have limited knowledge of these "smiley" symbols, always get confused (I don't use them a lot).

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Bob was NOT a Christian. He was one of the Ras Tafari bredren; indeed, he brought the religion to the attentions of the world.

Rastafarianism is loaded with Old Testament symbolism, but that doesn't make it Christianity.

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I think Bob was a Christian, he was talking about the love which Jesus taught us that's why he is telling us to give thanks and prase to the Lord(Jesus is Lord, God is LORD), so if he believed Jesus as the Lord that makes him Jesus's follower. If you listen even to other reggae singers(like Burning Spear), you'll hear them talking about God and Jesus so Rastafarian is not a religion, it is the way of living.So Bob and most rastas are Christians.

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