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New Netflix 'Alien Prophet' docuseries explores the Raelian movement

By T.K. Randall
February 21, 2024 · Comment icon 9 comments
Claude Vorilhon.
Claude Vorilhon claims to have met aliens more than once. Image Credit: Netflix / YouTube
The movement, often described as a cult, is based around the idea that humans were created by an alien race.
Founded in France in the 1970s by Claude Vorilhon (known as Rael), the Raelian religion centers around the belief that the human race was created through scientific means by a benevolent race of intelligent extraterrestrials known as the Elohim.

The story goes that in 1973, Vorilhon had been out for a walk when a member of the alien race first appeared and explained to him the nature of humanity's origins.

He later claimed to have had another encounter with the aliens - this time in 1975 - when they not only returned to the Earth, but had even taken him to visit their own home planet.

Vorilhon ultimately took it upon himself to spread the word about the aliens and to prepare the Earth for their inevitable return, resulting in the birth of what would become known as the Raelien movement.
Incredibly, the movement has since gained quite a large following and persists even today.

Now a new four-part documentary series has delved into the history of the Raelian movement like never before, providing an in-depth look at Vorilhon and those who follow him.

"Featuring interviews with his followers, critics and Rael himself, this docuseries traces how a UFO-inspired religion spiraled into a controversial cult," the synopsis reads.

'Rael: The Alien Prophet' is available to stream now.

Source: Independent | Comments (9)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 months ago
This Raelien cult reminds me of the Heaven's Gate cult that all committed suicide to join a UFO that was hiding behind a passing comet. Heaven's Gate - Wiki . 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 2 months ago
This guy is great.
Comment icon #3 Posted by ercbreeze 2 months ago
Ever notice all these crazies--look crazy?
Comment icon #4 Posted by psyche101 2 months ago
Preaches immortality through sci fi cloning ideas. Claims 25,000 year old earth modified by aliens.  Advocates underage sex.  Banned from several countries. An absolute disgrace of an attempt at a person. https://culteducation.com/group/1106-raelians/17521-i-was-married-to-clone-cult-leader-rael-15-years-he-wrecked-my-life-and-our-childrens.html
Comment icon #5 Posted by sanchez710 2 months ago
Elohim is an interesting name to use as I believe it is the ancient Hebrew word for Gods.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bed of chaos 2 months ago
Founder married a 16yr old. This guy's definitely reliable.
Comment icon #7 Posted by psyche101 2 months ago
Should be in jail.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Guyver 2 months ago
Boy how times have changed.  Not even a hundred years ago in America, girls wed at 16 frequently, with their parents permission.  Mary the Mother of Jesus was considered to be about 13 when she wed.    Loretta Lynn was 15 when she married. On January 10, 1948, 15-year-old Loretta Webb married Oliver Vanetta "Doolittle" Lynn (August 27, 1926 – August 22, 1996), better known as "Doolittle", "Doo", or "Mooney".[3]They had met only a month earlier.[3] 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Alchopwn 2 months ago
I am not looking to get Raeled myself.


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