Raelians Want An Embassy For Aliens In Canada
The Huffington Post Canada | By Michael Bolen
Posted: 06/02/2014 5:36 pm EDT | Updated: 06/02/2014 5:59 pm EDT
Extraterrestrials want to move to Canada.
That's according to the International Raelian Movement, a religious group that plans to formally petition the Canadian government on Wednesday for permission to build an embassy for aliens.
Raelism was founded by former French auto racer and journalist Claude Vorilhon in the early 1970s. He goes by Rael these days.
The religion's central tenet is that all life on Earth was created by an extraterrestrial species called the Elohim as part of a giant science experiment. The group believes that the Elohim will return to Earth when a suitable embassy is built for them. The embassy would naturally be equipped with a landing pad for the Elohim's spaceships.
The Raelian Movement has long lobbied for permission to build the structure in Israel, but have been met with refusal. It probably didn't help that the original logo for the religion included a swastika. The group says it has since begun using an altered logo on orders from the Elohim