We continue our look at UFO religions with an overview of Raëlism, whose followers believe the universe was intelligently created…by aliens. And that’s probably the least controversial thing they have to say! Join hosts Aliza, LaRena, and Lisa as we discuss Raëlism’s ideas, from the mildly bizarre to the downright disturbing, on our latest minisode.
Sources & Notes
- Raëlism’s official website has more information on their beliefs, including their tagline, “intelligent design for atheists.”
- The website for the offshoot organization Raël’s Girls lists the core values I mentioned in our minisode.
- The website for Raël USA includes information on the Happiness Academy, which is definitely NOT just a giant orgy.
- I also gleaned information from these articles: Skeptoid, CNN, and Time.
- Aliza mentioned Cylons from Battlestar Galactica; you can learn more about them on the Fandom wiki.
- Female genital mutilation is a very upsetting but very important topic to know about. Read more on the World Health Organization’s website, and learn about the effectiveness of surgical interventions and the possibility of reconstruction.