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The Raelians - Intelligent Design for Atheists

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Is it possible to embrace atheism and intelligent design?  One religion says it does so, with a message that it says is “out of this world.” 


We’re talking about the Raelian Movement.


You may have heard of the Raelians when reading about ETs.  Or perhaps heard of their beliefs about cloning.  Maybe you’ve seen their “There is no God” billboard on the way to Las Vegas.  From the biblical Elohim to the true meaning of the swastika, the Raelians have some interesting things to consider.


Our guest is Ricky Roehr, Bishop Guide, leader for the North America Raelian Movement.


According to the Raelian Message, “Thousands of years ago, scientists from another planet came to Earth and created all forms of life, including human beings, whom they created in their own image. References to these scientists and their work can be found in the ancient texts of many cultures."


In the 2nd hour, Mriana Brinson will share with us her experience in meeting with Springfield restaurant owner, Andy Drennen, who visited the Skepticon conference, heard some things that were offensive to him, and placed a sign on his storefront reading, “Skepticon NOT welcome at my Christian Business.”  He later apologized.  We’ll find out firsthand from Mriana what she learned  after visiting Drennen, and the ensuing uproar in the Internet community that followed her forgiving opinion piece published at God Discussion.