Ive been looking into the Raelians over the past few weeks, and I must confess that, in terms of cults, they are a little different and are introducing some new angles into cultic behaviour and prediction that I havent observed before. Im impressed.
Of course, its a known fact that cults have a predictive expectation. This is a standard method of rapidly increasing membership, ( as the Sheldan Nidle organization, "Planetary Activation Organization" demonstrated in the mid 90s) Usually, the predictive expectation revolves around a DATE. Which date is usually set in advance. Generating "expectation", membership increase, and which expectation has to be rationalized away after it fails to materialize. The Raelians are trying a different angle on their expectation. Oh yes, the Aliens are coming, but:
QUOTE...."There is at present no way that an extra-terrestrial race can officially enter into contact with humanity without breaking local or international laws, without being perceived as a threat or without appearing to support the politics and morals of that territory. To overcome all these obstacles they need an embassy..... .If they were to land anywhere on Earth at present, extra-terrestrials would first of all be invading airspace. Their uninvited presence would trigger automatic defence systems targeted at other countries. The panic both among the military and the public might paralyse continents. Also the political kudos obtained by the host country from such an important presence might unfairly be perceived by the world community as tacit approval of that country.(favoritism) So the economic, social and political consequences of such a contact cannot be left to chance. These consequences need to be thought through with extreme care. Any benevolent extra-terrestrial civilisation deserves the chance to initiate contact with us in a gentle and non invasive manner. The only solution that will ensure this is an official embassy for extra-terrestrials located in internationally neutral territory that guarantees the appropriate provisions of security and mutual respect"......End Quote
So the aliens will not land until we "invite " them, and the invitation they require is an Embassy in Israel. Specifically Jerusalem. Actually, if you read their latest published material the Aliens have down graded their requirements. They may be able to land if the embassy is built on other genuinely "neutral territory" other than in Israel now. I wonder where THAT might be?
Its inspired. The aliens WANT to land,desperately. Tomorrow if possible. But they cant land until the membership build an "embassy" in Israel for them to reside at.
What are the chances of this happening?
Normally the onus is thrown onto "Human failure" and "overexcitement" AFTER the predictive date has expired, the Raelians leadership have exonerated themselves and are covered against blame right from the start. Its an expectation that will never materialize, and there hasnt even been a date set. Nice move Rael.