The Illuminati is not a church, religion, political group, or charity organization, but an elite collective of global influencers who work to further the interests of the human species as a whole. Our decisions are independent of all human divisions, including religious and political differences. We operate solely for the benefit of the human species we have been entrusted to protect, and therefore make no demands of our citizens regarding personal worship, morality, or belief. The preservation of the human species supersedes all. Citizens loyal to the ideals of the Illuminati and who seek membership in our organization are often referred to as followers of Illuminatiam. They are free to choose any life path they desire and follow any morals they wish, providing that their beliefs are always in the interests of the human species as a whole. Followers of Illuminatiam forgo religious, geographical, and generational differences to work as one unit with many distinct parts, accepting that each part must be unique to function properly.