Raelianism

Philosophy, atheistic religion, and system of beliefs that maintain that Raël is the last in a series of prophets, which also include Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, and Jesus Christ. It was founded in the 1970s. Among its basic tenets are that life on Earth was created through genetic engineering by extra-terrestrials and that life may be continued after death through cloning; it finds support of these and other tenets in science and in the Bible and other religious texts.

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An atheistic religion established in the 1970s by Claude Vorilhon, known as Raël, who is held by his followers to be a prophet along with Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, and Jesus Christ. Among its basic tenets are that life on Earth was created through genetic engineering by extra-terrestrials and that life may be continued after death through cloning, citing as proof an interpretation of certain scientific material, the Bible, and other religious texts.

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