If the source blog for this piece is promoting this idea (as opposed to reporting it), and if it’s mission statement (under About) = Hebrew Roots movement, then instead of baptizing ancient alien theory, we’re now seeing it circumcised. Here we go:
The Raëlians UFO Jews of Israel
This essay is an “episode” of “Hebrew Voices”; that much is clear. What isn’t clear is whether “Hebrew Voices” considers this nonsensical voice credible. I’ve not listened to the podcast, but I have read the post and the comments (what a feast they are …). Those items make me think the blog is promoting the Raelian idea. There’s nothing critical of the idea in terms of text. But if any of you Hebrew Rooters out there want to listen to potentially distance yourself from this stuff, please let me know. I have better things to do with my limited time. I already know a lot about ancient alien nonsense (obviously, I blog about it a lot) and know the Hebrew Bible and biblical theology pretty well. This is just ancient alien kookiness in a Judaic shawl. (In other words, it’s a contrivance).
By Zayin B’Ayin
Here’s one that’s sure to disappoint the thin venn segment of people who love the state of Israel, and also believe that all life on Earth is the product of extraterrestrial scientific meddling. The Raëlian movement has officially (officially!) renounced Zionism, and declared themselves the “true Jews,” urging the rest of us to convert to Raëlism before it’s too late.
What’s Raëlism? So glad you asked.
The Raëlian movement believes that, in 1973, their founder Claude Vorilhon (now known as Raël, of course) received a message from an extraterrestrial named “Yahweh,” explaining that the ancient angles, cherubs, and divine beings throughout human mythology are actually alien scientists (“Elohim”), responsible for seeding life on this planet. What’s more, once our species reaches a certain developmental stage, the Elohim will make themselves known world-wide, and we’ll enter into an age of extraterrestrial enlightenment.
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UFO Religion Wants to Hand Out Pamphlets at Florida Schools Now Too
By Chris Joseph
Â Â Â Earlier this week, we told you about how the Satanic Temple plans on handing out their literature to public school kids in Florida on the heels of an Orange County School Board decision to allow an Evangelical Christian group to hand out Bibles.
And now an international UFO religion wants to get in on that handing out religious materials to school kids action. And, yes, they have a chapter here in Florida.
The religion, known officially as the International Raelian Movement, has announced their support for the decision to allow the Satanic Temple to offer their religious literature in the school district. The group’s leader is encouraging Raelian members to now go and do likewise. . . .
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By Paul Anderson
The herald Sun
FROM small fringe groups with wacky religious beliefs to large structured money-making organisations run by self-professed prophets, cults and sects have existed in Australia for several decades.
We take a look at the cults and sects that have popped up across the landscape or branched on to our shores over the decades. . . .
THE RAELIAN MOVEMENT
(with chapters in Australia)
This cult is led by a French former motoring journalist and test driver named Claude Vorilhon (see above) who, following what he says was an alien encounter in 1973, changed his name to Rael and formed the Raelian movement.
Rael believes he is a prophet from an alien race called the Elohim.
Rael’s UFO-based cult believes extraterrestrial beings will determine the fate of mankind.
It says this on their website: “The Raelian philosophy explains that all forms of life were created by human beings called Elohim coming from another planet who made us in their image.
“The original Bible clearly talks about ‘Elohim’ creating life on earth. This Hebrew word is plural and could be translated as ‘those who came from the sky’. . . .
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