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:: August 22, 2002 ::
Jesus was resurrected through cloning, or so says "cult leader"

A bizarre "cult" called the "Raelians" believes cloning may offer them eternal life. Their leader Claude Vorilhon, now named "Rael," formed his own company called "Clonaid." The Times reported that Rael now claims to have successfully cloned the first human. But it's difficult to believe a man who has also said that he received his "mission" instructions from an extraterrestrial being on top of a volcano.

Not unlike many cult leaders Rael has quite a self-aggrandizing bio. This includes meeting with Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha and Moses when he traveled to another planet. But today he seems to spend most of his time in Canada and Florida. There are thousands of Raelian believers who follow this man.

According to Rael, Jesus was resurrected through some "advanced cloning technique."

An apparent publicity junkie Rael has frequent press conferences to announce supposed breakthroughs. He says that cloning is only the first step. After that is successfully accomplished he will move on to the transfer of memory and personality from an individual to their clone. All this will eventually enable people to live forever.

Rael's motto is "rationalize yourself to revolutionize humanity." I guess that means anything goes. And when it comes to Rael this seems to be true.

[Posted by Rick Ross at 04:57 PM][Link]
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