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(podcast) Turing Church and Astronism, part 2

The final destination of the soul and humankind among the stars according to Cometan.

Giulio Prisco
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In last week’s Turing Church podcast episode I shared the first part of my last conversation with Cometan, the founder of Astronism.

Cometan says:

“Giulio Prisco returns to A Conversation with Cometan for Season 3. The transhumanist and cosmist thinker sits down with Cometan once again for a fascinating deep dive into the concept of a cosmic anastasis, or a far-future resurrection of our human ancestors as one of the many rewards of humanity's exploration of outer space and our civilised expansion to the stars. Indeed, this is the cosmist dream envisioned by Nikolai Fyodorov and his contemporaries but Cometan brings in his own Astronist perspective on the topic by introducing his Astroeschatology. Astroeschatology embodies Astronism's doctrines of the final destination of the soul and humankind among the stars as based on the astrosoteriological dogma of transcension (also called the analipsis).”

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The conversation was mostly focused on my ideas, and I didn’t entirely understand Cometan’s Astroeschatology, or “Astronism's doctrines of the final destination of the soul and humankind among the stars.” I had the impression that Cometan was sitting on the fence without answering simple questions like WTF happens after death. So we talked again, this time mostly on Cometan’s Astroeschatology. I was pleased to find out that Cometan’s ideas are very compatible with mine.

Cometan has now published a new executive summary of his ideas titled “Astronism: the religion of the stars.” But I wasn't very precise when I suggested that he should write an executive summary. The term that I should have used is manifesto: something very short, clear, simple, which summarizes the core points (and only the core points) of Astronism in the language that we use everyday, leaving details and qualifications to other writings.

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