Published: 1st September 2021
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Ephemeralism. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/ephemeralism. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].
the astronaturalist belief that an irremovable characteristic of human nature is its transience due to the laws of limitation of The Cosmos; as a result, concepts such as physical immortality or an eternal afterlife are rejected.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Ephemeralist | ɪˈ fɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪst | noun
Ephemeralistic | ɪˈ fɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪstɪk | adjective
Ephemeralistically | ɪˈ fɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪstɪkəli | adverb
Sublunist | sʌblʌnɪst | adjective & noun
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the word ephemeralism is formed by use of the adjective ephemeral denoting “a very short time” or something “transitory” rather than permanence; using the suffix -ism denotes the formalisation of this concept of transience into a belief.
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