|Artists impression of UFO seen by Claude Vorilhon founder of Raelian Religion|
So what is the Raelian's slant on religion?
It was founded by Claude Vorilhon a French journalist who claims to have encountered a UFO in 1973.
The UFO landed and he was told by the occupant that they had come to see him. He was taken aboard the craft for six days and messages were dictated to him. These explained how the Genesis in the Bible is an account of how the Elohim created life on Earth.
|Artists impression of Elohim and UFO as seen by Claude Vorilhon|
The Elohim divided the 'waters from the waters' with explosions thus creating the first continent. On this they created the animals, vegetation and other life forms. Finally they made man (initially an artificial life form) with use of their advanced knowledge of DNA.
One group of the extraterrestrial creators, called Nephilim in the Bible engaged is sexual relationships with the humans and produced a race of people with superior intelligence. Jesus was created by Mary having sexual union with one of the Elohim.
|Claude Vorilhon in 1973|
The Elohim purpose for coming to Earth will be to establish a new world government.
This government will only be made up of those whose intelligence is 50% higher than the human average.
To welcome the Elohim the Raelian Religion have to establish an Embassy, preferably in Jerusalem - this doesn't sound too easy to do, to say the least. But once the Elohim arrive they will promote scientific and technological advancement, creating material prosperity and increased leisure for humans - so they will have an enhanced lifestyle.
There is one added bonus for their arrival. They will offer human beings the prospect of immortality. One snag: this will only be offered to those whose actions merit this. Again a familiar pattern.
There is more to the Raelians than this but that's a brief synopsis as I understand it. But one obvious question I wanted to know was: Who created the Elohim? This is the official answer:
"If we believed in God, we might ask, 'Who created God'. If we believed in evolution and the Big Bang we might ask, "Where did this matter and energy come from that created the big-bang?"
For the Elohim, it is the same - they were created by people coming from the sky as were their creators. It's an infinite cycle of life. One day scientists from earth will also go to another planet and populate it."
I found this answer interesting as it's something similar to what I had been wondering myself in my recent post: A How Did It All Begin Ramble.
Strange how questions get answered, but is this the right answer?
There are videos from The Raelian Movement here.
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