Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"World Swastika Rehabilitation Day"

As a Jew I am offended. Once I get past that, I am astonished. Some schmuck could offer a barely disguised L. Ron Hubbard re-write and then actually get followers.  There are people on this planet, presumably capable of reading and writing, who actually believe this crap in the 21st century.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
-- Albert Einstein

To quote SPLC Hatewatch:

Celebrants of World Swastika Rehabilitation Day, who on Saturday arranged to have a swastika-festooned banner flown along Manhattan and the New Jersey shore, are expressing bafflement and outrage over the barrage of complaints their festivities invited.
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The event was organized by followers of the “Raelian movement,” a publicity-loving UFO cult founded by a French race car driver and journalist who claims to be the son of an extraterrestrial named Yahweh and a half-brother to Jesus, Moses and Buddha.

Raelians claim that human life was created by a race of extraterrestrial scientists called the Elohim, who in 1973 abducted their leader, Claude Vorilhon (or Rael, as he prefers to be called), took him to their planet, and told him he was a prophet chosen to prepare the earth for their return.
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