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The movement was founded in the 1970s by "Raël" (Claude Vorilhon). Hence, Raël +‎ -ism

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Raëlism

  1. A UFO religion with liberal sexual views, holding that all life on Earth was created in scientific laboratories by extraterrestrials.
    • 2001, "Twonky", Which one? (WARNING God stuff) (on newsgroup alt.paranormal.crop-circles)
      Raëlism differs from Deistic Christianity.
    • 2003, "Boris Ryser", Relians[sic].... Things that are not believable (on newsgroup alt.religion.raelian)
      In fact, it is only size itself that separates Raëlism from Christianity or any other accepted religion. Absurdity of beliefs clearly doesn't distinguish a cult.
    • 2010, Savasan Yurtsever, Psalms Code, page 61:
      In December 2002, Clonaid, the medical arm of a religion called Raëlism, who believe that aliens introduced human life on Earth, claimed to have successfully cloned a human being.

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