Stop making Christmas gifts.
The Raelian 'There-Is-No-Santa' campaign was reinforced on this intense pre-Christmas shopping week with a strong statement by Rael who asked to “stop spending money for a tradition which is pure invention promoted by multinational companies to make more profits.”
“Stop lying to your children about a Santa Claus which doesn't exist” explains Rael, “ and stop wasting money to respect a tradition which is based on a lie. Don't make any Christmas gift ! You have plenty of occasions to make gifts to the people you love without doing it during this collective mass celebration of crazy consumerism promoted by governments, religion, and industries and which has absolutely no spiritual content.”
Rael has asked Raelian parents to teach their children about peace and love instead and make gifts to them if they wish at another date. “I recommend to make these gifts one month before Christmas, like that Raelian children have their gifts before all others and will make all other children jealous. They should also inform their friends that there is no Santa Claus and push them to put pressure on their parents not to continue this stupid tradition.”
“People should do all they can to bring these annual festivities back to their origins by adopting the pre-Christian, fun-loving mindset and most importantly, removing all mysticism, whether it’s related to the birth of a god in a barn or to the mysterious Santa Claus or Father Christmas,” said Rael in 2008 when he launched the 'There is no santa' campaign.
In today statement, he added that a spiritual celebration of the memory of Jesus or of Rael's conception day is good, but not the commercial orgy that we witness on this week.