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From: email@example.com (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas) Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 09:45:21 -0800 Subject: Response to Campbell's 3/11 Report on Rael From: Novak Bajin <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Cambell Rael report 97.3.11. Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 12:18:06 +0100 March 19, 1997 Dear Webmaster: Re: "firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenn Campbell, Las Vegas) Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 21:38:22 -0800 Subject: Report on Rael Press Conference in Las Vegas, 3/11/97" In reading your above named report and from what I know as a result of my personal investigations into the subject matter, I wish to offer the following comments to clear up any misunderstandings. Mr. Campbell writes: "the symbol used by the group was a swastika inside a Star of David -- the obvious source of some controversy. According to Rael interviewed on the program, the symbol was meant to represent the group's all-inclusive love." - The swastika symbol is several thousand year old and can actually be found in old Jewish scriptures. Hitler did not invent this symbol, he simply via his deeds brought severe negative connotations to the swastika. The swastika in the Raelian (Elohim) symbol represents 'infinity in time'. Later Mr. Campbell writes:"- All communication between Rael and the Elohim was verbal (not psychic). I asked Rael about this twice to be sure: All communication Rael has had with Elohim was in-person verbal communication. (I didn't ask what language the communication took place in....)". Somewhat later on the topic of the symbol and the change of the swastika to the spiral in the new Raelian symbol Mr. Cambell continues: "According to an insert in Rael's book, the new symbol "has been in effect since the beginning of April 1992" -- which I note is the same time as the "Now It Can Be Told" Report. The swastika in the middle of the Star of David has become stylized so that it is not longer recognizable as a swastika. The change was made "with the Elohim's consent," which is strange, since Rael claims no contact with them since 1975. This also leave a bit of inconsistency, since the emblem appeared on the side of the Elohim ship when they first contacted Rael in 1973." -- From my understanding, Rael says that he did not have physical contact with Elohim, since his encouters i.e. 1973 and 1975, but he also explains that meditation is like a cosmic internet, during which telepathic communications and message transmissions occur. Rael is, according to himself, in constant telepathic contact with Elohim. Rael's request to change the swastika is obvious; since the majority of people associate this symbol with the negativity of Hitler, it created a thinking blockage in people and greatly interfered with the message Rael has been trying to give to humanity. Mr. Campbell says in another section of his report:"...Some of his mispronunciations seem to me to be strategically placed, as though he was using them to relax the room and give people an opportunity to correct him." - This implies a manipulative capability rather than a language barrier. PersonalLy, I speak five different language and the knowledge of other languges helps me understand others better, who maybe struggling to express themselves in a language in which they are not 100% proficient in. I have met Rael, and have heard him speak at least on seven different occasions and I can assure you that Rael's ability to express himself in French is far superior to his ability to express himself in English. Any benefits Rael may have derived from his lack of dexterity in the english language clearly were outweighed by the misunderstandings that occurred as seen by Mr. Campbell's report ("grays" etc...). Somewhat later Mr. Campbell writes: "A single being then approached him, a small humanoid with large almond-shaped eyes. (When speaking, Rael held his fingers in a circle around his own eyes to show the configuration, apparently indicating a classic "gray" type alien.)" "(This seems to conflict with the description of the "7 races" and the being with large almond-shaped eyes Rael met in 1973.)" -- This passage seems to be a total misunderstanding on Mr. Campbell's part. Likely either the result of Mr. Campbell's personal bias (what he expects aliens to look like) or the result of misunderstanding due to the language barrier. In conclusion, I would like to encourage Mr. Campbell and all your readers to check out Rael's web site <http://www.rael.org/> Rael is quite serious about being a messenger with an important message for humanity and should not be thrown into the "abductee basket" with others, claiming aliens ("grays") experimented with them etc.. Rael's story is checkable and understandable via today's genetic advances, old scriptures original Bible, Koran, etc., and recent archaelogical discoveries, etc. The stories of "grays" etc. depicting a highly advanced civilization who have to stoop to primitive experiments instead of scanning from a distance insults any inquisitive thinker's intelligence. It may be surprising for Mr. Campbell to find out that there is highly trained inquisitive professionals, university professors, doctors, physicists, PhD geneticists and engineers who take Rael quite seriouosly as the results of their own investigations. Sincerely yours, Novak E-mail <email@example.com>
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