I hadn’t appreciated it but the well known racist, Gilad Atzmon is a Honorary Raelian Priest.
Apparently, this weird religious grouping, believes that humans are the product of alien intervention or creation. It is a UFO cult.
Rick Ross has more on these cranks. I liked this piece by Geoff Stead from 1999:
“Sometime soon, aliens will descend on the Earth and snatch 144,000 humans. The chosen thousands will be whisked away to another dimension where they will remain while the world they knew is destroyed.
When the dust of the cataclysm finally settles, the hostages will be scattered back on the planet to begin rebuilding the human race, mostly through cloning methods.
Of course, the theory is totally unbelievable….unless you are a follower of the bizarre UFO-based cult known as the Raelian religion. Surprisingly, more than 40,000 people world wide are devotees.
That includes a Gold Coast group based in Mudgeeraba which met yesterday to discuss their extraterrestrial theories.
Among the planned activities was viewing a video message from the cult’s founder, former French sports journalist Claude Voril-hon, who visited Queensland in 1997.
Voril-hon, who changed his name to “Rael”, claims to have been visited by aliens in 1973 who told him they created the human race through cloning more than 25,000 years ago.
“Human cloning is a way to eternal life,” said the cult’s scientific director Brigitte Boisselier. “We embrace it because the Raelian religion is a religion of science.
The “religion’s” head-quarters is in Montreal where it operates a theme park called UFOland.
Attractions include a full size replica of the spaceship Voril-hon claims visited him, a giant model of DNA and displays on cloning and genetics. What isn’t openly explained is why only 144,000 Earthlings will be taken when the aliens return.
For that information, it seems you have to join the organisation. And there appears to be no shortage of people who have signed up.”
I suppose the lesson is that culties can like racists too?
Not forgetting that David Duke is a fan of Gilad Atzmon as well.
(H/T: Adam Holland)