After more than 40 years of involvement in the Movement, long time Bishop-Guide and Planetary Responsible for Teachings, Daniel Chabot has officially resigned and has joined his siblings among the growing ranks of former members.
He explains his decision to leave in a document titled “Balance Sheet, 40 Years of Raelism, 3 Oct. 2017“, which is spreading like wildfire. While many high-level guides have left the Movement over the years, very few have spoken about their decision, and the circumstances of their departure. Daniel does not follow the trend, as he provides a well-written document detailing the lead up to his decision to leave.
So what does this mean?
This information could be the tipping point for the flailing Raelian Movement, encouraging those who have remained silent to finally speak out about the true nature of the organisation and its founder, Claude Vorilhon. Members who were once unsure, or who felt they had too much to lose, may now feel emboldened to take the next step and take action to expose or, like many others, to leave the Movement altogether.
Meanwhile, we may also have to accept that there are members who would actually be better off by remaining in the movement, at least temporarily, as the alternative may be worse for them. Perhaps now would be a good time to exercise compassion and to be there to provide some support as they transition in their own time.
Ultimately, this is a BIG THING. Expect to see more resignations and revelations. Stay tuned as we work to make translations of the document available as soon as possible.
- “Bilan 40 ans de Raëlisme – Oct, 2017” (French Original)
- “Balance Sheet – 40 Years of Raelism – Oct, 2017” (Official English Translation)
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