What We Believe
Ever wonder why you are here? We believe that You have a Purpose. To put it simply, we break that Purpose down into three Principles.
To preserve and advance human civilization and culture
No matter the headlines, we believe human beings are basically good, and given the chance can be even better. Think about it, only a few thousand years ago we lived in caves. We have barely begun to realize who and what we are, and even as we have made many mistakes, we believe given the chance to grow, to reinvent and re-imagine ourselves offered by opening the Frontier of space we can the apply lessons of history and create the next level of civilization. Where do we try out the next forms of government, what does freedom really mean? Out there we can literally reach the next levels.
To preserve, protect and expand the domain of life
We see life as precious. No matter how many worlds are out there where it may exist, we are only certain of one of them. Against incredible odds, life exists right here, right now. The MotherWorld of Earth is a living system of which we are but a small part, yet since the rise of civilization we have taken what we need from her no matter the consequences. From space we can see her in her glory and experience the Over View Effect. EarthLighters believe we must act on what we see and now know about our own effect on her. We go beyond environmentalism. To us it is our job and duty to not only preserve this world, but to expand the domain of her life to places now dead.
To enable the universe to know of itself by our exploration and experience of all it has to offer
Whatever one’s religious beliefs, there is something utterly amazing about our existence – against all odds. And regardless of how we (or any other sentient beings out there) came into that existence, it is by and through us that the universe becomes aware of itself. Without us it is simply dead rocks and energy. Thus we feel it is our Purpose to explore and experience every and all things it has to offer. It’s about getting off the couch, as people and as a civilization, and stepping out to create our destiny. Seeing, touching tasting and experiencing anything and everything there is to be experienced. We bring what is dead alive. But we have to make it happen.