Raelians Want Canada to Provide Interplanetary Embassy to Welcome Aliens

Raelians Want Canada to Provide Interplanetary Embassy to Welcome Aliens

0 comments 📅09 January 2015, 05:21

Raelians Needs 4 Square Kilometers Estate to Welcome Aliens: They Asked Ottawa for Help

The Raelians Movement is asking the Canadian government for an embassy where it can welcome alien life. The Quebec-based group, which some people consider to be a cult, says an advanced extra-terrestrial race created humanity and other life on Earth thousands of years ago. This species, which Raelians call “the Elohim,” will only return if there is a suitable embassy where they can land and reveal themselves.  “Initially the Elohim asked the embassy to be in Israel but since they refused seven times, in 2000 it was opened to all countries on the planet,” Nicole Bertrand, a Montreal-based spokesperson for the group, told Postmedia News on Monday. “The only specification is that it’s four square kilometres.”  Raelian leaders are set to reveal a model of the embassy they plan to build at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, where they will officially ask the federal government for land somewhere in Canada. Bertrand said the aliens aren’t picky about where the embassy ends up, but they would prefer to avoid the cold.  “Let’s say that the Arctic wouldn’t be their preference,” she said. “Initially they had asked for a country with mild weather, so there’s no chance it will be in the north.” Raelians around the world are asking many other governments for space for an alien embassy but insist they don’t want public money to build it. The funds will come from the group’s 90,000 members, who are mostly concentrated in South Korea, Japan and Canada. However, they do seek extraterritoriality for the embassy, which would exclude it from local laws and, one assumes, taxes.  The Raelian Movement got started in 1973 when French journalist Claude Vorilhon says he was contacted by the advanced race of aliens who revealed to him that life on Earth was essentially a science experiment. Since that time Vorilhon — who now goes by Raël — has tried to prepare the world for the return of these advanced creatures by spreading the word.  Unfortunately for Raël, few people find the story particularly convincing, especially given his penchant for publicity stunts like the announcement of a human cloning project in 2002 and the invitation for golf star Tiger Woods to stop apologizing for his extra-marital affairs and embrace polyamory. Perhaps reflecting the skepticism Raelians encounter, the group’s website answers such frequently asked questions as “Is the Raelian Movement a cult?” and “What’s with the Swastika?”

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Brigitte Boisselier and Rael, the spiritual leader and founder of the Raelians, speak to a Montreal audience about human cloning issue. (File, Montreal Gazette/Allen McInnis)

The Raelian Movement got started in 1973 when French journalist Claude Vorilhon says he was contacted by the advanced race of aliens who revealed to him that life on Earth was essentially a science experiment. Since that time Vorilhon — who now goes by Raël — has tried to prepare the world for the return of these advanced creatures by spreading the word.  Unfortunately for Raël, few people find the story particularly convincing, especially given his penchant for publicity stunts like the announcement of a human cloning project in 2002 and the invitation for golf star Tiger Woods to stop apologizing for his extra-marital affairs and embrace polyamory.  Perhaps reflecting the skepticism Raelians encounter, the group’s website answers such frequently asked questions as “Is the Raelian Movement a cult?” and “What’s with the Swastika?”

John Baird Respond to Rael’s Request for Alien Embassy

A few days ago, the Raëlians, who are a UFO religion that believes we were all engineered by aliens rather than a god (a minor point), asked the Canadian government to help them build an interstellar embassy for the alien race, the Elohim, so that we may become a galactic hub.

I thought this was quite silly, but I was interested if there would be a response from John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs. We’ll he responded with a tweet, which my wife alerted me to only an hour ago.

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Depak Obhrai is the Conservative MP from Calgary East riding. He responded in the affirmative, so here’s hoping the Elohim are as friendly as the Raëlians claim they are or else he’ll likely end up the first human served up as lunch to our new intergalactic overlords.

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A CBC story releases a more detailed government response.

In response to a request from CBC News, ministerial press secretary @adamihodge explained that, “although tempting due to the promises of long term jobs and economic growth, sadly, current Canadian law is that only representatives of another state or an international organization can have diplomatic status in Canada – there is no mention of extraterrestrial entities.”

It goes to to mention that the Canadian diplomatic licence plates wouldn’t be big enough for the spacecraft and that if the Elohim would only make themselves known to the government, they would be happy to meet for coffee and discuss new galactic economic action plans. Har Har Har.

This is, of course, hilarious at this level alone. However, it becomes rather sickeningly ironic from the point of view of a skeptic atheist like me – someone who sees all religions as being rather equally kooky.


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