From: Larry Hatch <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 15:36:21 -0700 Fwd Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 16:05:37 -0400 Subject: Re: Close Encounter Of The Raelian Kind - Hatch >From: François Parmantier <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Close Encounter Of The Raelian Kind >Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 17:06:52 +0200 >>Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 08:03:05 -0700 >>From: Larry Hatch <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >>Subject: Re: Close Encounter Of The Raelian Kind >>>From: UFO UpDates <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>>Source: The Village Voice >>>http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0135/segall2.php >>>Week of August 29 - September 4, 2001 >>>Close Encounter of the Raelian Kind >>>by Rebecca Segall >>>Raelianism was founded 30 years ago in France by auto-racing >>>reporter Claude Vorilhon. Now known as "Rael", he claims that in >>>1973 he was approached by a four-foot-tall alien who identified >>>himself as one of the "Elohim" - humanoid, all-powerful >>>extraterrestrials who had created life on Earth through cloning. >>>Vorilhon was the chosen son. His single mother had been >>>artificially inseminated by one of their number, and he was to >>>prepare earthlings for the Elohim's return. >>Didn't some large religion [snip] ... start out >>with precisely the same silly rap? [snip] >>Frankly, this sounds like a classic French con-artist; >>commercially tapping the un-met religious needs of thousands >>if not millions; [snip -LH] - - - >Dear List members, >We, French, feel deeply sorry and apologize for exporting l >Rael to North America. Oh heck. After exporting McDonald's Hamburgers to France, I suppose we had it coming. >Claude Vorilhon is very well known in France, and not only among >ufologists, as a dangerous person and his group as a very well >organized and profitable company. Please note that he claims to >be the fastest religious leader thanks to his disciples who fund >the raelian racing car team. Unfortunately, the reality is not >so funny and his cloning project is worrying. So there is a need >to spread informations about him Cloning requires science, not religion. I don't expect much to come of it. -LH >French journalists have carried out investigations into the >Raelian movement and his personal story. The last one was >broadcast on a French TV, M6, few months ago. In this report, >his best old-friend testified that Rael confessed to him he >never saw any flying saucer and that he created the whole story. >Best regards to all, >François Parmantier Aha! Thanks for the info, I had not heard that. And let me make a prediction: The devoted Raeleans will vigorously deny this confession of Rael, and his old best friend will be portrayed as a tool to some powerful but secret agency in league with: (a) the devil, (b) MJ-12 (c) the CIA or French equivalent -or- (d) The McDonald's International conspiracy. Once committed to insanities like Raelism, no amount of sweet reason or logic will dislodge their beliefs. But hey! This is religion. Its not _supposed_ to make any sense. Best wishes - Larry Hatch PS: McDonalds here puts _both_ mustard and ketchup on the same burger, every single time. A conspiracy? its more like a proven formula. Amazing.
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