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Ephemeralism

ɪˈfɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪz(ə)m

noun

the astronaturalist belief that human nature is impermanent and transient due to the limited nature of everything that exists within The Cosmos. As such, concepts such as immortality are denied, hence also the denial of an afterlife in the astronaturalist school of Astronism.

Derivatives

  • Ephemeralist | ɪˈfɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪst | noun
  • Ephemeralistic | ɪˈfɛm(ə)r(ə)lɪstɪk | adjective

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the term ephemeral, denoting something which lasts for a short time, combined with the suffix -ism denoting a belief; meaning ‘the belief in transience or impermanence.’ 
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