Monday, January 23, 2012

RAEL FAIL: ‘Overpopulation is the true cause of Fukushima!’

In a recent speech given in Japan published in Raelpress.org on May 9, 2011, Rael commented on the Fukushima problem, saying that the Japanese government indeed made a mistake by building a plant so close to the ocean with such vulnerability to tsunamis, but he also said the Japanese government didn’t have much choice since it has 120 million citizens expecting power. He explained:

"The problem facing humanity is that we need too much electricity because we have too many people on Earth; it is overpopulated. With our present technology, Earth shouldn’t have more than 3 billion people. But we now have more than twice that number. Right now, almost all of the world’s governments are criminals, not because they create nuclear plants, but because they keep pushing people to have more children – and those additional want to have more electricity and hence more facilities like Fukushima. The Fukushima crisis is a result of overpopulation!

 When Rael published his first book in 1974, the world population was about 3.5 billion. Today, the world's population is almost double at 7 billion. However, in 1974, the population of Japan was about 110 million compared to today's almost 130 million people... that's only a 18% increase compared to the 100% in total world population. It seems that Rael has no clue about Japan's demographics and so erroneously picked Japan as an example of overpopulation. In contrast, the world's most populated areas with increasing growth-rates are simply are too poor to have any nuclear power plants.

According to Rael, if there were only 60 million people in Japan, there would be no need for risky plants like Fukushima. According to the Statistics Bureau of Japan, the population of Japan was 60 million back in 1926! It was already about 110 million in 1974. Is Rael suggesting that Japan actually adopt a one-child policy?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

BUDAI or Gautama BUDDHA?

In Rael's e-book, Intelligent Design, Rael describes his trip to the Planet of Eternal Life where he was privileged to meet the "Great Prophets" of old. Rael first meet the Elohim's so-called messengers at a banquet thrown in his honor. Rael describes a few of the messengers in his Western stereotypical image including the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha:

"I was sitting to the right of the Eloha whom I had met two years earlier, and to the left of the six other Elohim. Facing me sat a young bearded man, very handsome and very slim [Jesus?]. He wore a mysterious smile and an expression filled with fraternal feeling. To his right was a man with a noble face sporting a black beard that was very thick and very long [Moses?]. To his left was a more corpulent man with an Asian face. He had a shaven head." (p. 161)

Budai, the Laughing Buddha
Shortly after, Yahweh introduced some of the messengers to Rael: "I am referring to Jesus, whom we were able to recreate from a cell that we had preserved before his crucifixion.’ The handsome, bearded young man seated opposite offered me a smile full of fraternity. ‘To his right is Moses, on his left Elijah, and to the left of Jesus sits the one remembered on Earth by the name of Buddha. A little further on you can see Mohammed, in whose writings I am called Allah, because out of respect they did not dare call me by name. The forty men and women present at this meal are all representatives of the religions created after our contacts on Earth." (p. 163)

However, this is case of mis-identification due to ignorance... Gautama Buddha is rarely depicted as being fat with a shaved head. The character that comes the closest to what Rael had described is called Budai or popularly known as the "laughing Buddha" (source: Wikipedia):

Budai (Chinese: 布袋; pinyin: Bùdài), pronounced Hotei in Japanese, Bố Đại in Vietnamese, is a Chinese folkloric deity. His name means "Cloth Sack," and comes from the bag that he is conventionally depicted as carrying. He is usually identified with (or as an incarnation of) Maitreya Buddha, so much so that the Budai image is one of the main forms in which Maitreya Buddha is depicted in East Asia. He is almost always shown smiling or laughing, hence his nickname in Chinese, the Laughing Buddha (Chinese: 笑佛; pinyin: xiào​fó). Many people confuse Budai with Gautama Buddha.

Budai is traditionally depicted as a fat bald man wearing a robe and wearing or otherwise carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack, being poor but content. He is often depicted entertaining or being followed by adoring children. His figure appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of contentment. His image graces many temples, restaurants, amulets, and businesses.

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
According to Chinese history, Budai was an eccentric Chán monk (Chinese: 禅; pinyin: chán) who lived in China during the Later Liang Dynasty (907–923 CE). He was a native of Fenghua, and his Buddhist name was Qieci (Chinese: 契此; pinyin: qiècǐ; literally "Promise this"). He was considered a man of good and loving character. [..] Amongst those new to Buddhism, or otherwise unfamiliar with its history, Budai is often conflated with (or simply replaces) the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, in spite of the distinct visual differences in how each has been depicted. In India, Nepal, and throughout southeast Asia, Gautama (who lived during the 6th c. BCE) is commonly depicted as being tall and slender in appearance. In contrast, in China and those areas to which Chinese cultural influence spread, the depiction of Budai (who lived during the 10th c. CE) is consistently short and round. Both depictions are the idealized results of the religious, cultural and folkloric traditions which evolved in the centuries after their respective deaths.

This sort of mis-identification casts serious doubts on Rael's fantastic story.

Rael continues to conflate the Buddha with Budai as recent as 25 December 2011 in Contact 378: "But people who have a beautiful Buddha face, you are sure they have love and compassion for themselves. And so, if you all, and I’m sure you all want to have a beautiful Buddha smiling and full of love face. When you have this Buddha face, this smiling face, this happy face, everybody is more beautiful."

Also check out: RAEL: The NON Maitreya

[This note was inspired by Raelian Dotcom]

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Raelian Embassy: ZERO PROGRESS



Rael had made two momentous announcements in January 2003: "First, he claimed his mission was “50 percent complete.” He was referring to his mandate to spread the message. “It’s done. I’ve informed the entire planet of my message.” The remaining “50 percent” is building the embassy... Raël’s second announcement was that he had appointed Brigitte Boisselier as his successor. He expressed delight that she had found such an effective means of spreading the message. (Aliens Adored, p. 191)

July 2012: Zero progress; just clinging on to 2 UFO Hoaxes (Jerusalem & China)

Also, reported as official IRM Press Releases:

UFO over Jerusalem: Another attempt by the Elohim to wake up the Chosen People
Maitreya Rael predicts imminent wave of UFO sightings throughout China


The China UFO Hoax 2010
http://forgetomori.com/2010/ufos/ufo-over-hangzhou-china-a-long-expos/ and

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL070E9F4CF9C5D868


The Jerusalem UFO Hoax 2011
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/23/jerusalem-ufo-hoax_n_978202.html and

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF717F0A0FB94EFBC




Check out: FALSE PROFIT EMBASSY and CROP CIRCLES AND RAELISM

Rael has everything to lose if the Embassy is built... not mentioning he'd lose all the money he managed to raise for the cause, the Elohim will then have to make their appearance. Bet he'll say people are being too negative and so the Elohim won't come after all. LOL

Check out also Rael's End Game: 144,000: The Arrival vs. the End of the World

IRM vs. GENIOCRACY

Geniocracy is a selective form of representative democracy. People with intelligence 10% above average can vote while those with 50% above average can get elected to public office. The geniocratic government elects a Creative Council according to their creative genius. (Intelligent Design, pp. 95-97)


On the other hand, inside the International Raelian Movement, the Guide of Guides (level 6) has always been Rael and is assumed to be so until he dies even though every 7 years a group of level 5s hold elections for it. Other members are selected, NOT based on their intelligence, but on how loyal and useful they are to Rael. Rael elects all the Continental Bishop Guides (level 5) as well as the "Wise Council" and the "Discipline Council". Everything is top-down. The selection of all members to all other levels needs to go through Rael.

IRM vs. HUMANITARIANISM

HUMANITARIANISM
According to Rael as part of the "New Commandments" for humanity, "property ownership must be abolished without establishing Communism." (Intelligent Design, p. 97) Under "Humanitarianism", "Everything that is of value such as shares, gold, enterprises, cash, or buildings is owned by the community but may be rented for fortynine years by those who have acquired the means by their own merits and labor." (p. 97) The government of a State "should ensure that people are born with approximately the same level of financial means." Rael clarifies, "Although everyone has the right to have sufficient means to live decently, those who do more for their fellow human beings have the right to receive more than those who do nothing for the community." (p. 196) Therefore, we can assume that the State government should provide subsidies to its citizens to live "decently".

Raelian THOUGHT POLICE

The Raelian Movement employs 2 authoritarian bodies (at international and national levels) to keep its flock in-line with their guru's self-serving brain-washing program, I mean, movement "in peaceful harmony":

(1) the Wise Council:
The Wise Council concerns only structure members; simple Raelians are free to think, say or do as they please. However, they may be barred from meetings and Raelian activities if they challenge our beliefs or cause trouble.

The primary mission of the Wise Council is to be the guarantor of the spirit and letter of the Messages. It is the guardian of the creationist atheistic dogma. Its jurisdiction is strictly limited to the philosophical domain and to the interpretations of the Messages.

While the Wise Council is totally unyielding in defending our atheist creationist dogma and condemns and excludes all who stray from it, it will also examine all deviations in language and/or everyday behavior with humanity and compassion.

(2) the Discipline Council:
The Discipline Council is only concerned with members of the structures; simple Raelians may not be called upon nor may they call upon the Discipline Council.

It assists the managers of the Movement in providing clarity in cases of conflict, recalling the function of the structure with the possibility of sanctioning a member, the most severe penalty being exclusion for seven years. It may also intervene in cases where lack of respect is shown or criticism is directed against managers of the movement.

However, although the Discipline Council acts with a great deal of empathy and understanding towards individuals, it will always favour the harmony and the proper functioning of the group and will not hesitate to sanction if this proves necessary. To be in the structure of the Raelian Movement implies the acceptance of the rules, which some may find difficult to accept.

The Discipline Council will remind the people it summons that to be a member of the structure is to be the disciple of Rael and that there can not be a disciple without discipline. It is better to feel good outside the structure rather than feel bad within it.



[excerpts from official IRM documents dated 2006 - note: the same person can be a member of either councils - Rael as the "eyes and ears" of the Elohim, stands infallible as far as Raelian dogma is concerned... consider the case of Rael proclaiming that Adam & Eve were black when in his books, he details how they were from the Israeli "Jewish race". How can the Wise Council reconcile this apparent inconsistency in Raelian dogma? Check out:  RAEL: Adam & Eve were Jewish... I mean, Black

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Screwing the Prime Directive

According to Rael, when the Elohim scientists (part of the 700 eternal Geniocrats of the Elohim government) ventured out into deep space and began their work of creating life on Earth, the most brilliant among them decided to create human beings "in their image" (Intelligent Design, p. 15).

Public reaction on the Elohim's planet focused on fears of these "test tube children" being very intelligent and therefore posed a threat to the Elohim, especially the "race" of humans that were created in the biblical Garden of Eden (there were apparently 7 teams in all and therefore seven races of humans created). The Elohim geniocratic government decided to follow what might be called "the Prime Directive" of sci-fi lore and not meddle with humanity's development... they would keep the first humans ignorant of advanced scientific knowledge (p. 15).

However, the scientific creationist team at the biblical Garden of Eden (which according to Rael was located in the country [we] now call Israel, which at the time was not far from Greece and Turkey on the original continent) violated the prime directive by giving their creation, Adam and Eve access to almost all scientific knowledge. This team was supposedly headed by Lucifer. As a result, the Elohim geniocratic government condemned Lucifer's team to live in exile while all other scientists stopped all work and returned home. The prime directive was installed again when humans with scientific knowledge were cast out of the Garden of Eden (p. 18).

Now, what did the exiled group of Elohim geniuses do? Yup, they go on and violate the prime directive again by "taking the beautiful daughters of Man as wives of all which they chose" and had offspring called the Nephilim in the Bible. On top of giving a full education (the biblical Tree of Knowledge), the exiled scientists then allowed some early humans to benefit from life extension technology (the biblical Tree of Life) (p. 19).

Then the Elohim geniocratic government, the Council of Eternals, with Yahweh as its President, decided to destroy all life on Earth just because they felt humanity was progressing a little too fast:

"These actions seemed very dangerous to people on the distant planet. The scientific progress on Earth was fantastic, and they decided to destroy what had been created. [..] The “evil” in question was the desire of human beings to become scientific and independent people equal to their creators. Being “good”, as far as those on the Elohim’s planet were concerned meant the new human beings would remain primitive, vegetating on the Earth. Their “evil” was their wish to progress, perhaps enabling them one day to catch up with their creators." (pp. 19-20)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Where are the rest of the 85,000 Raelians??

The International Raelian Movement claims a 85,000-strong membership worldwide as of 5 September 2011. It will be shown below how actual membership numbers are deliberately inflated for PR purposes. Actual membership numbers from Raelian baptisms are far below reported totals.


Here I've combined "total membership" data from wikipedia (1973-2006) and raelpress (2004-2011; source data below). I ran a regular trend line and a 6 order polynomial regression (black line). I also connected the dots of the most likely high and low estimates to come up with an "limit" line (red line).

Analysis shows that the polynomial curve is biased towards horizontal trends (IRM's reporting of ballpark numbers instead of actual ones makes it look like there's no growth over long periods). Most growth is observed in the late 90s and in very recent years.


[RAEL FAIL] Adam & Eve were Jewish... I mean, Black

In 2005, on a mission to Congo to win over African converts, Rael revealed, "Adam and Eve were black". Also, by that year, the concept of a Mitochondrial Eve had become established.

Newsweek, The Search for Adam & Eve (1988)
But according the "Messages", LUCIFER = SERPENT = created ADAM & EVE in Eden = ISRAEL = JEWISH "RACE"

Puy-de-la-Vache, Puy-de-Lassola, Puy-de-La-Sola or Puy-de-Lassolas?

Rael originally indicated that the volcano where he had his ET encounter was called Puy-de-la-Vache. His latest compilation book, Intelligent Design does NOT mention that name anymore. It has been replaced by the name of a volcano next to it called Puy-de-Lassolas.

Very early versions of his 1st book had a footnote correcting the mistake. Subsequently, in his 2nd book, he actually admits making a mistake. Trouble is, the correct name of the volcano is Puy-de-Lassolas... earlier versions (both French and English) had 2 spellings: (1) Puy-de-Lassola (2) Puy-de-la-Sola.

Current versions of Rael's books do not contain his admission anymore. Confusing where exactly he had his ET encounter does question his credibility.

(See FAIR USE notice in info section)

1998 Thai version of Rael's first two books based on an earlier English version. Rael names the volcano where he had his ET encounter as Puy-de-la-Vache in his original manuscript. Later versions contained a footnote indicating a mistake as shown above.

Rael repeated the same mistake in a July 1974 interview with a magazine: https://web.archive.org/web/20110921054654/http://www.rael.free.fr/75/75rustica.htm

Friday, January 13, 2012

Raelism vs. Science: THE CLONE DILEMMA

According to Rael's e-book, Intelligent Design, an advanced race of extraterrestrial beings called the Elohim are able to achieve eternal life by cloning themselves indefinitely.

Rael writes, "a single living cell of each species, male and female, is all that is required to recreate a whole being. This is something like the first living cell of a fetus in the womb of its mother, which already possesses all the information needed to create a human being right down to the color of its eyes and hair" (p. 20).

According to Rael, Yahweh, the leader of the Elohim explained, "Our body lives on average, ten times longer than yours... Like the first people of the Bible, that is between 750 and 1,200 years. But our mind, our true self, can be truly immortal. I have already explained to you that, starting with any cell of the body, we can recreate the whole person with new living matter. When we are in full possession of our faculties and our brain is at its maximum level of efficiency and knowledge, we surgically remove a tiny sample of the body, which we then preserve. Then, when we really die, we take a cell from this preserved sample and recreate the body in full, just as it has been at the time the sample was taken. I say, 'as it had been at that time', meaning with all its scientific knowledge and, of course, its personality. But in this case, the body is made up of new elements with the potential for another one thousand years of life - and so on eternally" (p. 108-109).

It's further stated that an organism's cells "contain its physical and intellectual blueprint" (p. 153).

Raelism vs. Science: CHEMICAL EDUCATION

In Rael's compilation book Intelligent Design (2005), the following dialogue takes place between Rael and Yahweh about chemical education:
Image from a comic version of Rael's first two books
(see FAIR USE notice in the blog's info)

"The knowledge that students need to accumulate must be enormous, and must take a very long time?"

"No. Thanks to an important scientific discovery, which in fact your scientists on Earth are beginning to consider, we can teach a student his lessons surgically. Your scientists have just discovered that if you inject the liquid from the memory of an educated rat into the brain of an uneducated rat, it will learn what the other knew."

"We can transmit information by the injection of brain memory matter, thus our children have almost no work to do. They regularly undergo injections of brain matter taken from people possessing the information necessary for instruction. Therefore, children only spend their time doing interesting things, which they decide on themselves, such as rebuilding the world in theory and fulfilling themselves in sports and the arts." (pp. 113-114)

The current understanding about memory is that it is connections (synaptic change) rather than information stored in molecules synthesized by neurons (molecular codes), such as RNA and protein molecules. Indeed, research about the possibility of transferring "memory matter" was in during the 1960s but eventually faded away by 1979.

PARADISM's very first initiative


One of the first initiatives of PARADISM... to go straight to merchandising (2 Dec 2011)!! LOL

And this "movement" plans to eliminate work and money by making and selling T-shirts and postcards ... I also wonder if human labor was used at all in the manufacture of these T-shirts and postcards. : /

Here... keep Capitalism alive: pay $23.95 for a T-shirt and  $0.83 for a postcard. LOL

2035, 2025 or 2020 (or even 2015)?

Rael keeps changing the date of the Elohim arrival
Rael keeps changing the date of the Elohim arrival



At the end of the interview dating back in 1986, Rael declares 2020 as the deadline for the Elohim's arrival.

Ex-Raelian members can even testify that the deadline was once 2015.

Sociologist Susan J. Palmer indicates 2025 as the deadline mostly held by Raelians in her book Aliens Adored (2004).

The latest official deadline is 2035 (since 2001 when Rael published "Yes to Human Cloning" in which he mentions Vernor Vinge's concept of technological Singularity. The date 2035 was often cited by the proponents of the concept. Ray Kurzweil goes for 2045).

Interestingly, in 2035, Rael will turn 89 years old. By then, he'll have nothing to lose. Check out: Rael's End Game.

"The Order of Rael’s Angels" explained


This is Rael's introduction and registration form for his Order of Angels (formed in 1998), as e-mailed to Anja Schoenwald by Nadine G. on April 21, 2009. Pictures inserted by me.


Posted by Anja Schoenwald on her Facebook profile page as a note Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:18am

The Order of Raël’s Angels

Page 1.)

--> 1.) Message to all Angels:

The time is passing and the Great Moment is getting inescapably near. We will be coming soon. It is time to prepare yourselves. We, the Elohim, will arrive with everything we need and an overabundance of biological robots to serve us. We do not need human beings to serve us.

But we love you, our creation, so much that nothing would give us more pleasure than to see our creation, with all its consciousness, wish to humbly put itself at our service, thereby demonstrating its love. One can let his servants take care of his guest or kneel down himself to wash his feet... the significance is very different. This is called humility, the highest expression of the consciousness we have given you as our equals... and remember that we will come back only if we are invited, the Embassy being the ultimate demonstration of this invitation.

Many among you would like to have the privilege of getting closer to us and to the Great Prophets who will accompany us. All those who have recognised them would surely dream of spending time with them, even if only an instant. What Christian wouldn't want to personally serve Jesus; what Jew, Moses; what Muslim, Mohammed; and what Buddhist, Buddha... Alas, physically and practically it will be impossible for us to spend a few moments with each of the billions of human beings who will wish to get close to us, even though our technology allows us to indirectly follow each individual at all times. This is why we wish that, outside of the official and formal contacts with the governments of the planet, some human beings have the possibility to get close to us and show us their love.

Throughout history, we, the Elohim have shown the pleasure we had in being in contact with the daughters of men: “saw the daughters of men were beautiful. They took them as wives of all they had chosen.” (Genesis VI, 1-2)

And these encounters were sometimes fruitful: “When the sons of Elohim came into the daughters of men and had children by them, they were the heroes of old, men of renown” (Genesis, VI, 4) ...without even mentioning Mary and the other women chosen to bear the Prophets who have guided you.

Many among you have dreamed to be among the ones we have chosen.

Our love for our creation is infinite and we wish to offer some daughters of men the chance to realise their dream, if it is their dream.

Through this act they will embody the Love that all humanity, male and female, could extend to us.

This is why, for those who wish, we ask our last Prophet, Raël, to set up a Religious Order. This order will gather young women who consciously wish to put their inner and outer beauty at the service of their Creators and of their Prophets, when we arrive at the Embassy.

Rael's Sexual Hypocrisy

Rael is allowed to have sexual freedom and can sleep with whoever he desires, but his "companion" and the Raelian Movement's first lady, Sophie needs to remain faithful to him. Sophie is also a "pink" Angel aka Chosen Angel (signified by the pink feathers around her neck)... meaning, she has vowed to restrict sex service only for the Elohim/Rael and her pink-peers. Being a "pink" Angel reflects high feminine "refinement", sexual spirituality and of course, intelligence worthy of the Elohim's presence compared to the "simple" Angel who are tasked with menial chores, not very different from the biological robots that Rael hopes will create a Utopian paradise on Earth.


Written transcripts of 2 radio interviews with Rael about SEXUAL FREEDOM, including his marriage with Sophie:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

RAEL : Pedophilia, Incest and Underage Sex [English Subs]

Passages from Rael's books and other Raelian publications seem to incite pedophilia and incest.

Click on the cc button on status bar to activate subtitles. 

Rael wants to sue Pope Benedict for harboring pedophiles while he teaches 14 year-olds should be sexually active and that "professional" adults should initiate young people into the pleasures of sex:

Rael's Sloppy but Amazing Note-taking Skills


In Rael's e-book, Intelligent Design, he writes:
On that extraordinary day, 13 December, 1973, I found myself in a crater of an Auvergne volcano, the Puy-de-Lassolas. There, as I have already described, I met for the first time an extra-terrestrial man, or more precisely, the Eloha - singular of Elohim - whom I would meet at the same place for six consecutive days and who, for about one hour each time, would dictate to me the fantastic revelations of The Book Which Tells The Truth. (Intelligent Design, p. 136)

By converting Rael's e-book in PDF to MS Word and then running a word count for The Book Which Tells the Truth (Raelian Foundation 1974), we get the following statistics:

115 pages
33,404 words
149,902 characters
3,586 lines

Dividing the above with 6, we get how much Rael supposedly wrote in 1 hour:

19 pages per hour
5,567 words per hour
24,984 characters per hour
598 lines per hour

Dividing the above with 60, we get how much Rael supposedly wrote in 1 minute:

93 words per minute
416 characters per minute
10 lines per minute

The average human being hand-writes at 31 words per minute for memorized text and 22 words per minute while copying. In contrast, An average professional typist reaches 50 to 70 wpm.

Rael must have been quite a transcriber! Rael says he took notes while Yahweh spoke to him and after coming home, copied them up:
After returning home and classifying and copying up the notes I had taken, I realized the immensity of the task that had been entrusted to me. (p. 115)
It is possible, however, that Rael used shorthand to record Yahweh's dictations. According to Wikipedia, handwriting speeds of up to 282 wpm have been achieved in shorthand competitions. Unfortunately, Rael has not produced any original handwritten manuscripts of any kind to date for us to examine if he indeed originally used shorthand.

The chances of this possibility is raised when we consider how Rael was apparently told by Yahweh in his second encounter to "correct a passage in the first message [they] gave [Rael] that [he] wrongly transcribed concerning an eventual intervention on [their] part to destroy humanity." (p. 150)

But, this mistranscription itself is curious as it was not in one single passage but actually spaced out in 3 different paragraphs (and 2 pages):
Otherwise, if humanity cannot calm its aggressiveness, if peace does not become your only goal, and you allow people to promote war, produce arms, test nuclear weapons, and maintain armies just to seize or retain power, then we will stop such people from becoming a danger to us, and there would be another Sodom and Gomorrah. (p. 94) 
If you do not, however, and if you become a threat to us, we will only have to destroy your stocks of bombs without sending offensive weapons against you. We could do this with either rays, or telepathy, in such a way that, in effect, one of the great powers would become the aggressor, and this would automatically release a fatal retaliation. (p. 105) 
You urgently need to stop nuclear weapons testing because you know nothing of the risks to which you are exposing yourselves. However, if humanity continues to play with nuclear weapons, it will simplify our task if we have to reduce you to silence. (p. 106)
Does all this mean, Rael was a sloppy speed-writer? Imagine, the Elohim also waited almost 2 years (666 days) until they even bothered to correct this mistake... a mistake that would portray his Elohim as Space Invaders and his Movement a Doomsday Cult!!


Advocatus Diaboli




This note was inspired by Bjorn Olav Kvidal (NemoEtomer), my ex-nemesis in the Yahoo Raelian forums circa 2000 who helped open my eyes.

RAEL LIED ABOUT MEETING ETs [English Subs]


- The Roland Chevaleyre Interview 2001 -
French TV channel M6
Roland is Rael's childhood acquaintance from his hometown in Ambert, France.


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Commentary:

[Journalist] Indeed, Claude Vorilhon is not fooled, he confides to Roland, his friend from youth. 4 years ago Rael confessed to him that he had invented it all.

[Roland] That night, we were eating at a restaurant together, we were discussing about different things and I asked him the question directly and he answered me, "Yes! I can tell you that I lied and anyway you knew that already." And what I resent Claude for is that he manipulates people in order to get rich finally. He told me: "You know very well". He confessed to me that he has never seen any small green men over there but it has allowed him, because a lot of people had believed him, to be where he is now.

[Roland] I remember the last time he came to Ambert, he was with a wonderful girl [comprehensible] At the end of the night he told me: "You are going home?" I answered: "Yes, I'll go home, I'm alone." Rael: "Keep my girlfriend and tomorrow you can give her back to me." It was pure friendship, to please me. But the girlfriend who he was with didn't say anything, she was just following the movement. I took her by the hand and we went away... But taking advantage of somebody who mentally is listening to her prophet, she was at this point, I completely lost interest in being with her.

An Ex-Raelian's Revelations 2002 [English Subs]

Interview with ex-Raelian, Dominique Saint-Hilaire with Paul Arcand on TVA 2002 (Quebec, Canada)

part 1

part 2

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Dominique Saint-Hilaire was sued after she appeared on a Paul Acand (TVA, Quebec) interview in 2002 at her home in France. She was sued for libel but she won.

French news articles of the lawsuit here: http://forum.raelian.com/viewtopic.php?t=76 and http://forum.raelian.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=77

Rael made an appeal, but Dominique won again. 

So, finally Rael went to the Supreme Court (cour de cassation in French) and guess what ? She won again. LOL

Dominique was very lucky not having to pay for the lawyer's fees because Rael didn't pay what he was sentenced for. Rael could have sued Dominique through the interview in Canada but TVA and Quebecor belong to the same group and Rael's books were published by Quebecor (Daniel Chabot's books as well). It was easier to sue her in France using a transcript of the interview that was published on the discussion forum alt.raelian by her companion.

Read: Rael's non-violent non-fatal legal action

Raelians & Cloning: John Walsh Show 2003

Clonaid Vice-president, Thomas Kaenzig, Raelian Priest, Marie Helene-Parent (now ex-Raelian) and EXrael Eric Lamarche came on the John Walsh talk show (January 2003).




Following the negative backlash and a legal request for the temporary guardianship of human clone baby "Eve" by a Florida lawyer, Bernard Siegel, the VP of Clonaid, Thomas Kaenzig misinforms the public about the history of IVF and why Clonaid was not forthcoming with proof of Eve's birth.

No one condemned the birth of Louise Brown, even the Pope sent his blessings. Her name was headline news and her identity did NOT have to be kept secret.

Kaenzig's real title should be SD (Spin Doctor)

But, in Rael's 2001 book, Yes to Human Cloning, he writes: "If all goes well, by the end of the year 2001, or early 2002 at the latest, all the TV screens in the world will be showing a happy family with an exceptionally beautiful smiling baby, the first cloned human baby [referring not of "Eve", but the clone of their 1st investor, Mark Hunt's son... the Hunts pulled out of Clonaid when they discovered nothing was being done that the "lab" in Nitro in August 2001.]. World public opinion will immediately turn in its favor, just as was the case with Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, who banished the ghosts of the Frankenstein monster everyone was so afraid of. [..] Nothing can resist a child’s smile, especially this particular one." (p. 92)

We now know where the origin of Kaenzig's disinfo comes from.


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Check out anti-cult activist Xavier Martin-Dupont's analysis of the Clonaid cloning hoax.

RAEL and the CLONES

Rael and the Clones 2006 [English Subs]
2006 French TV show M6 "Secrets d'actualité" featuring Rael and his Movement.

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The Clo(w)nes at a Glance... all 13 of them. LOL

RAEL: "We have to make women, mothers reach for their handkerchiefs."


Rael gets caught whispering to Brigitte Boisselier during the break at a CBC interview 2003:

"That was good!.. too bad the last word didn't get in. We have to make folks cry, we have to make women, mothers reach for their handkerchiefs." LOL

Raelism vs. Science: Astrological References


According to Rael's e-book, Intelligent Design, the Elohim "decided to start their work on Earth some 22,000 years ago, and everything that has happened since was anticipated because the movement of the galaxy implies this knowledge" (Intelligent Design, p. 81). At that time, the Elohim "had reached a level of technical and scientific knowledge, comparable to that which [we] will soon reach (p. 10).This means that the Elohim are roughly 22,000 years in advance of us. However, in the rest of Rael's writings, we find the number 25,000 years to indicate this technological gap (e.g. p. 90, 107). Interestingly, Yahweh is alleged to be 25,000 years old, too (p. 113).

It took the Elohim took some time to terraform the Earth in reference to six days mentioned in the Bible; " The “day” mentioned here corresponds to the period in which your sun rises under the same sign on the day of the vernal equinox, in other words, about 2,000 years on Earth." (p. 12)

Rael adds, "The Age of Pisces was the age of Christ and his fishermen, and the Age of Aquarius, which follows, began in 1946. This is the era in which the people of Israel found their country again..[ ].. The Gate of Pisces [1] is the passageway into the Age of Aquarius. This is the moment when the Sun rises over the Earth on the day of the vernal equinox in the constellation of Aquarius. The loud clamor is the sound accompanying this revelation..[ ].. It is not by chance that [Rael was] born in 1946" (p. 81). Raelism holds that we have entered the Age of Apocalypse (Greek: Revelation), which is a time when humanity will have gained enough technology to either enter the Golden Age or self-destroy.

According to Rael, 1945 marked the 13,320th year of Humanity's existence and the generation born that year was the 666th generation since the creation of Adam and Eve (p. 304). This means, the Elohim race were at least 13,000 years old when they came to Earth. The Raelian worldview is such that "since the beginning of time it has been so: people create other people like themselves on other planets. The cycle continues. Some die, others take over. We are your creators, and you will create other humanities" (p. 61). It follows, therefore, that every 25,000 years the cycle of creation is repeated twice.
  
From astrotheology [2] we know that 25,000 years is a reference to the Great Cycle or the time it takes for the Precession of the Equinoxes to make a complete cycle, i.e. 25,920 years. Each of the 12 Ages within the Zodiac is traced backwards when measuring time with the Precession of the Equinoxes. Each Age of a zodiac constellation is 2,160 years long. Our ancestors tied their religious lives to these Ages, and so we see the Age of Moses represented by Aries the sheep after Taurus the bull. The Biblical reference to Moses displeased by the Golden Calf symbolizes this passing of an Age. Then we have the Age of Christ represented by Pisces the two fishes. It follows, the next Age is Aquarius. As with annual seasons, this Precession can be observed with the two equinoxes within the Great Cycle, which are roughly 13,000 years apart.

The exact beginning of the Age of Aquarius is in dispute; most agree that it's around 2500 A.D. However, it is quite clear that passing this time marker does NOT in any way have prophecy written in it, such as in all the hype around 2012. Neither is a Golden Age dependent upon entering an astrological period. For Raelians 1945 is equivalent to the 2012 of the New Agers. On the other hand, Rael expects the Elohim to officially return to by 2035, which for Raelians symbolizes the beginning of the Golden Age.

Therefore, the astrological references that Rael uses are not based on any truth about a humanity's  creation or technological evolution, but simply as he ironically writes, "the movement of the galaxy". The beginning to the Great Cycle was simply represented allegorically as the "Creation" of Earth while the end as "Doomsday" or the beginning of another cycle.


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[1] Check out: Raelian Disinfo: The Gate of Pisces
[2] Watch the popular viral documentaries Zeitgeist (Part I) by Peter Joseph and Acharya S. and The Pharmactratic Inquisition by Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit for more on astrotheology.

Raelism vs. Science: 21 grams


According to Rael, the Elohim have "noted that an organism loses a few grams at the moment of its death - in fact this is merely the energy that all living things have available to them, which is eliminated at the moment" (p. 153, Intelligent Design)

Popular culture, thanks to a physician Duncan MacDougall who conducted a series of experiments weighing dead people and animals in the early 1900s, holds the belief that human souls weigh 21 grams (MacDougall didn't notice any weight change in dead animals). Unfortunately, no one has been able to replicate MacDougall's experiment, which is now deemed pseudo-scientific.

It's true that energy, like matter, has weight. But the energy equivalent to 21 grams of mass is... are you ready?... 525 million kilowatt-hours!!! [hint: E = MC^2]

Okay, okay... so Rael said a few grams. Still, 1 gram of mass is equivalent to 25 million kilowatt-hours. To bring this figure into perspective, an air-conditioner could run on that energy for millions of hours. 'Nuff said.


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Raelism vs. Science: Pangaea

Raelism holds that about 25,000 years ago the Earth was fully submerged in water and that the Elohim, an advanced extraterrestrial race raised the sea bed to create a supercontinent, citing Genesis 1:2-9. Rael writes that originally there was on Earth only one continent which have drifted apart over many years (p. 11-13, 57, 61; Intelligent Design). The reason for the break up of this supercontinent to what we now see at present was not clearly given in Rael's first book.

Asked about how the continents could've drifted apart so much in just 25,000 years, Rael alludes in a FAQ that the break up was from "the side effects of 'the storm' of the creation of the original continent by our Fathers [which] have had time to calm down in 25 millennia". He explains that while "the continents separate only a few centimeters each year perhaps, but in the beginning, they separated by many hundreds of kilometers a year" (p. 236).

But Rael's forth book (i.e. the third book in the volume Intelligent Design) contradicts the above and finally reveals that the break up of the continents was actually caused by nuclear explosions (p. 304). According to Rael, the Elohim's geniocratic government had decided to drop bombs on the supercontinent in order to annihilate all life on Earth because things were getting out of hand, such as in the team of creator Elohim scientists not obeying the government's decree  of never to create beings similar to themselves, giving their creations all of their scientific knowledge, or having sex with their creations (p. 18-20). This is the Raelian interpretation of the biblical Flood.

According to Rael, this supercontinent is the same land mass which scientists have named Pangaea.

All this shows how little to nothing was known about plate tectonics  by Rael when he wrote his books decades ago. The fact is, there were other supercontinents before Pangaea was formed and possibly there'll be more in the future. So, no, the Earth was not covered in water between the break up-formation-break up cycle of supercontinents. In other words, 25,000 years ago there was dry land.


Rael based his story on continental drift, which is an outdated theory, putting the Elohim's supposed intervention on the Earth's crust as its cause and driving force. Plate tectonics explains the forces under the crust that changes it's shape constantly.



Now what's also damaging about holding such Raelian beliefs as the Earth being covered with water 25,000 years ago is when Rael is asked to reconcile the fact that we find fossils of land animals older than 25,000 years. He claims that "there has been an infinity of creations on our planet, but also an infinity of destructions, due for the most part to a lack of wisdom by those who were the equivalent to our humanity" (p. 231). We are left to assume that the last destruction of all life on Earth (natural or artificial) resulted in everything going under water; the dry ground with fossils we find today were raised by the Elohim from under the ocean.

Yeah, right. Funny how the Elohim couldn't put Pangaea under water permanently with nukes, just as it is claimed they raised it above sea-level. And, didn't Rael write that the Elohim also created the dinosaurs (p. 14) in his first book? Is this the Flintstones?

Long-time Raelian Bishop Guide, Marcel Terusse proposed a "new hypothesis for the history of humanity" that was published in Rael's e-book Intelligent Design (pp. 130-132) by mentioning Richard Nehring's 1978 discovery of the "ring of oil" that plots major oil reserves on Gondwanaland (supercontinent more than 30 million years ago) and explaining it in light of the Raelian interpretation of the biblical Flood, i.e. Elohim nuking Earth.

Terusse contends that there was a "central explosion" around which this "ring of oil" formed and that the Elohim's bombs broke up the "original supercontinent". Yeah, right. X P
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First, the "ring of oil" is not exactly a circle as one would expect around an explosion. Also, according to Rael, the "Garden of Eden" was located near Greece and Turkey (p. 15)... that's hardly at the epicenter of the explosion.

Second, Nehring's map ignores other major reserves that don't fit in his weird oval or whatever... Behrendt (1983) critiqued Nehring's image and produced a more comprehensive map of world oil reserves based on older data: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1983/0909/report.pdf
A 2000 USGS survey shows more detail: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/World_petroleum_systems.png

Third, Terusse and Rael assume a sci-fi variant of the outdated "continental drift" model and have no idea about "plate tectonics" which postulates how the stuff below Earth's thin crust is always changing it as explained above.

Fourth, Terusse misspells Nehring's name as "Nebring" and erroneously indicates the Hudson Institute (based in Washington DC) instead of the Rand Corporation (based in Santa Monica) as his employer. True, the origin of the Hudson Institute is tied to the Rand Corporation, but Nehring's report was published by the Rand Corporation. Of course, as with Rael, Terusse does not give any references. LOL
Nehring's 1978 report http://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/2006/R2284.pdf
Rand Corporation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND_Corporation
Hudson Institute http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Institute

Fifth, fossil fuels take "geological time" to form... certainly not in a few thousands of years.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel#Origin
Raelians can be branded Young Earth Creationists who like tie-dye.