The Raelian Message
- Who Created the Elohim?
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.
- Why do they need an Embassy?
They are not invaders. They have shown their desire to come but they respect our choice to say no. It is up to us to invite them, and our invitation is the embassy. It's the least we can do.
Without the neutrality of an embassy, free air space and an official welcome, an unannounced and undesired landing would have enormous political, economic and social repercussions with disastrous consequences world-wide. Nor do they wish to endorse any government, religion or ideology other than that of the Raelian Philosophy, by contacting any other institution first. Thus they will only come when we build their embassy, such is their love and respect for us.
Following their instructions, Rael established the Raelian Movement, a non-profit international organization to bring together anyone who wishes to help. This is a completely open organization designed not to convince, but to inform, and to allow those who wish to help to join or leave anytime they like. No member of the Raelian Movement ever gets paid any salary, including Rael himself.
- Why do they not just show themselves to everyone so we have proof to support Rael’s claims?
Take a minute to imagine this scenario...The omnipotent, yet unseen force that claims responsibility for our existence suddenly appears on Earth or in its skies for all to witness. Imagine this arrival taking place on an extra-terrestrial "spaceship.”
How would people react to actually seeing human like figures disembark from "spaceships?” It is likely that they could be mistaken for intruders, resulting in threatening retaliation by the military. A certain level of understanding from both sides would be necessary before this could take place peacefully.
Rael has stated that the Elohim will not provide any sort of "miracles" to try to convince us of their role in our origin as they did during Christ's time. Even with fantastic events demonstrating the Elohim’s powers, opposition against the teachings of the philosophy led to Christ’s crucifixion. These “miracles” were not viewed as definitive proof.
It is important to realize that the Elohim do not seek our worship, but rather our love for them and each other. They desire our complete UNDERSTANDING of the truth with the hope that we can learn from them and one day contribute to the immense body of knowledge that exists in the universe, thus elevating consciousness for all.
This is an extremely special time in history, as we have amassed enough technological knowledge to fully comprehend the mechanism of our existence. Though stated in simple terms, the messages provide all of the basic information needed to grasp the reality of our origins, the state of turmoil our planet is in currently, and what paradigm shift must be taken in order for us to reach our potential as humanity.
When and if that time arises, the Elohim will indeed visit us as invited guests by a planet full of conscious individual who are ready to greet them.
- How can Raelians believe in what one man is saying?
Everything that is said in Rael's books is confirmed and backed up by all the ancient religious writings, legends, traditions, as well as modern science. Evidence for traces of contacts between humanity and beings from another planet can be found throughout history, on all continents. And if you look at all the scientific developments in our society nowadays, all this was announced by Rael 32 years ago already.
The Raelian philosophy is one of understanding and not believing, that's why Rael himself asks you not to believe him blindly but to do your own research and see if the pieces of the puzzle match for you.
The Raelian Movement
- Does Rael receive a salary from the Raelian movement ?
No, the Raelian Movement is a non-profit organisation which does not pay any salary to anyone, including Rael, not even a secretary. All it's members are voluntary helpers donating some of their free time.
In order to make sure that money from the Movement is NOT used to pay a salary to Rael, there is a separate organisation named the Raelian Foundation that supports Rael financially. Raelians may make donations to this Foundation if they wish, but it is not mandatory.
- You accept donations, where does the money go?
As our society is still based on a money system, the Raelian Movement too depends on donations to fund its activities throughout the world.
Donations made to the Raelian Movement are used for our two main goals:
1) to inform mankind about the Messages given to Rael by the Elohim (through flyers, posters, billboard ads, lectures, paying for the hosting of this website etc.)
2) to build an embassy to officially welcome the Elohim
No member of the Raelian Movement receives a salary, we all help on an entirely voluntary basis. This also applies to Rael himself who doesn't receive one cent from the Raelian Movement. Anybody who would like to donate money to him personally can do so through the Raelian Foundation which is a totally seperate entity allowing him to devote his life fully to his mission.
- What makes a Raelian any different from people who believe in GOD?
First, let’s determine, what is the meaning of God? The Random House Webster’s College Dictionary defines the word God as “The creator and ruler of the Universe; Supreme Being. As a Raelian we neither believe in a Supreme Being, nor one who is responsible for creating the Universe and then rules over it. We are therefore atheists. This then brings us to the question of the infinite universe. Since there is no beginning or end to the infinite, to place a God or Supreme Being in the forefront of everything before there was anything is impossible because you cannot create something from nothing. We do however, understand that there are people like us, called the Elohim, who have over 25 ,000 years of technological advance on us and are responsible for coming to this planet thousands of years ago and creating all life as we know it. The Elohim explained to Rael in 1973 that they to were created by a race of people who were also created by a race of people and the cycle never ends as we are a continuum in a never ending chain. No beginning to the universe in space nor in time. As they are our creators we have a great admiration for them but we do not worship them as a Supreme figure. We love them and are preparing for their arrival sometime before the year 2035.
We have come to understand that through science they were able to manipulate DNA and from the inert matter of this planet created all life. We are now beginning to do the same in our own laboratories. When we succeed to create life and implant that life on another will we become a God to a primitive world?
- Do Raelians consider Raelianism as a religion?
In the etymological sense, yes we do. It is clear that the word ‘religion’ has been used, misused, and abused so much throughout the Ages that it is no wonder many people nowadays shy away from anything that is labeled ‘religion’ and would not touch it with a 10-foot pole. At the same time, many people have the wrong idea of what ‘religion’ really means and view it as a belief in a deity of some kind. The word ‘religion’ comes from the Latin word ‘religare’ which means ‘to create a link,’ whether it be a link between people, or between the Creators of humanity and their creation, or between humans and the stars, or between the Earth and the Sky, etc… it really does not matter because the most important is to ‘create this link.’
Moreover, like Buddhism, Raelianism is an atheist religion that is to say, it does not believe in a ‘god’ because god does not exist. One only needs to go back to the original Hebrew Bible to realize that it is written ‘Elohim’ (and not ‘God’) which is plural and literally translates to ‘those who came from the sky.’ Having said this, it is important to understand that Raelians still accept the notion that there are Creators who came to the Earth a long time ago in physical form (because they are human beings like us) and scientifically engineered all life forms – a huge contrast when compared to an immaterial, supernatural, and almighty ‘god’ who created everything (including the universe) with a magic wand. Living in the Age of science today, we can see, in all intellectual honesty, which of the two makes the most sense.
Lastly, it is also very important to understand that while Raelians do not believe in ‘god’, we still recognize all the great Prophets of Old such as Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha, etc… who were all Messengers sent by our Creators, the Elohim, at different times throughout our history to guide humanity along the path of wisdom. When we are ready to welcome them in the love and respect that they deserve, they will all return in the company of the Elohim at the Embassy that we will build.
- How has this Philosophy changed or benefited your life?
This is such an important question and I am very happy to share with you my 21 year journey since the first time I read Rael’s book “Intelligent Design”. I can some it all up with one word: “HAPPINESS”. I never thought that I could experience a life full of joy and pure happiness. Once I understood that that their was not an “omnipotent God” a being with whom I would never be worthy, but a race of people like me who were responsible for creating all life, my life changed. Each day has been a journey of discovery. Discovering the most important person, ME. All of my life was an accumulation of following rules, of the church, my family, school, and society. I was very good at obeying all of these rules, but I was not fulfilled inside. There was a battle going on and this conflict was destroying the innocence of my life. Now I can honestly say that I no longer live in fear or quilt. My life is my own and I am responsible for every action and decision I make. There is not a God or a devil I can blame things on. Only myself. I now understand that no one can take away my happiness without my permission. I have learned by attending the many seminars taught by Rael worldwide, that I am the captain of the ship and not only the captain but I am the ship and the water beneath. I create my life each and every day. And the most important part is I have learned that by giving love enhances my life and the lives that I encounter. This philosophy has given me the most important treasure, and that treasure is my life. Life is a journey for all of us. How do you want to experience yours? (Donna)
- Do you have meetings ? Can I attend ?
Yes, everyone is welcome to attend our informal Raelian gatherings. To find meetings in your area, please choose a national site from the top right drop-down menu.
- I read in the papers that you organise orgies. Is it true?
No. The Raelian Movement does not organise orgies or anything of the sort at it's gatherings or seminars.
Sadly, the media will write/say almost anything to sell their stories. Religious minorities are all too often a target of these kind of false rumours.
- Where is Eve, the clone baby?
The Raelian Movement is an organization which is completely independent from Clonaid. Clonaid is the name of a project (not a company), and it is managed by a raelian member named Dr. Brigitte Boisselier. Neither Rael nor the Raelian Movement bring any funds to it, and they have no relationship whatsoever with Clonaid, besides their moral support concerning the cloning technologies. For more details visit clonaid.com.
- Is the Raelian Movement a cult?
First of all we must define the meaning of the word "cult".
The word cult does not imply any good or bad connotation.
The Webster dictionary, defines a cult as a "system of religious beliefs and rituals, as well as its members."
Based on this simple definition, each church can be classified as a cult. Nevertheless, there is another definition which is given in Websters and which is closer to the use of the word as it is employed by theologians and sociologists: "a religion which is considered spurious or not quite orthodox, and also to its members."
Another definition of the word cult is: "a great devotion to a person, idea or thing."
In this sense, the answer is yes.
It is thanks to the word "cult" that we have the word "culture".
The Catholic church is another successful cult.
- What's with the Swastika?
Learn the truth about this 'good luck' symbol at ProSwastika.org.
- Mida arvavad raeliidid pedofiiliast?
Me toetame seksuaalset vabadust kahe nõus oleva täiskasvanu vahel, kuid pedofiilid ei ole teretulnud Raeliitide Liikumises. See ei ole ainult sellepärast et me mõistame pedofiiliat hukka kui vaimset haigust. Raeliitide liikumises on kindel eeskiri, vastandina katoliikliku kiriku poliitikale mis on seisnenud pedofiilist preestrite saladuses hoidmises ja nende viimises pidevalt teistesse kirikutesse, nii et neil oleks võimalik ligipääs üha uutele ohvritele. (Vaata nopedo.org) Selle eeskirja järgi mitte ainult ei heideta välja isikut, keda kahtlustatakse pedofiilias või seksis isikuga kes on alla legaalse ea, vaid teavitatakse temast ka politseid.
Mõndasi inimesi on ahvatlenud meie filosoofia tänu laimavatele aritklitele prantsuskeelsetes ajakirjades. Neis väidetakse et meie seksuaale vabaduse filosoofia iseenesest toetab ka pedofiiliat. Reaalsus on rangelt vastupidine.
Inimesed, kel on rahuldav seksuaalelu, ei mõtlegi üldse selle peale et oma seksuaalsust pressida lapse peale, nagu teevad katoliiklikud preestrid, kuna neil puudub seksuaalne elu. Raeliitide filosoofia propageerib teadlikkuse arendamist ja selle kasutamist, et elada positiivelt ja harmooniliselt. Raeliitide sõnum ei seisne mitte ainult täielikus isiklikus vabaduses vaid ka individuaalse heaolu austamises (Sul on vabadus elada nagu soovid, niikaua kuni saei tee kellelegi liiga). Seega seksuaalne ahistamine ei ole mitte mingil moel osa raeliitide sõnumist. Mõned artiklid jutustavad isegi raeliitlikust inglite ordust, kogudus naistele kes soovivad oma naiselikkust arendada ja kes võivad, kui soovivad, tõotada hoida oma seksuaalsus ainult meie loojatele ja nende profetitele. Nad kannaksid siis roosat sulge kaelakee küljes, et avalikult näidata oma soovi hoiduda seksist. Need naised teevad seda omast vabast tahtest. See on osa meie seksuaalse vabaduse ideaalist, õigus õelda seksile ka ei.
Selles organisatsioonis on tuleb inglitest alaealiste ka näidata et nad on alla legaalse ea, kandes musta sulge. Seda ka kindlalt vältida täiskasvanud raeliidi lähenemist seksi eesmärgil. Mõned neist alaealistes on otsustanud üldsegi seksist hoiduda, seega hoidudes ka seksist samaealiste partneritega, mida enamus tüdrukud kogevad oma teismelisuse eas. Siis kannaksid nad ka roosat sulge. Mõned ajakirjad on näinud selles alaealiste ilusas otsuses hoida oma seksuaalsust Elohimitele kui märki pedofiiliast, mis on täiesti absurdne seos.
Raeliitliku filosoofia järgi on väga selge et pedofiilia on vaimne haigus ja seda ei taluta organisatsioonis. Iga liige, olenemata astmest, kes leitakse olevat süüdi sellises käitumises, heidetakse välja ja esitataks legaalsetele võimudele.