Is God a Space Alien? The Cosmology of the Raëlian Church

Author: George D. Chryssides
Abstract: The Raëlian Church is an atheistic religion with a cosmology that is compatible with modern science. Its founder-leader Claude Vorilhon (Raël), whose birth in 1946 is said to herald the new Age of Aquarius, offers a detailed interpretation of Judaeo-Christian scripture that claims a history of encounters a new highly evolved technological society, with the possibility of immortality for those who are worthy. Jung’s theory that flying saucers are a modern myth is used to demonstrate how Raëlianism finds it possible to synthesize UFOlogy and religion.
Publication: Culture and Cosmos
Issue: Vol 4 No 1
Dated: Spring/Summer 2000
Pages: 36 -53

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