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The Astronist Statement on the Situation of the Human Species

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Publication date16/07/2022
Place of PublicationPreston, Lancashire
PublisherAstronist Institution
Number of pages42
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Astronist Statement on the Situation of the Human Species, often simply referred to as The Astronist Statement, is a non-technical manifesto of the Astronist philosophy and religion, altogether referenced as the Astronist belief system. It provides a summary of the Astronist perspective on the human condition as this pertains to and is influenced by the ultimate goals of Astronism and the purposes it prescribes to human life through its doctrines on transcension, cosmocentrism, suronality and astrosis. The Astronist Statement is made equivalent to other kinds of theological or ideological manifestos in that it outlines the fundamental problems that Astronism sees effecting the human species and presents solutions to these problems identified. The underlying principle of The Astronist Statement and thereby, all Astronism, is that due to the pervading cosmic limitation, human beings both individually and collectively are limited in our capacities to do and be. This means that the human species is inherently though not hopelessly limited which is pinpointed as the underlying reason for all the suffering, evil and wrongdoing in the world. It is the goal of the Astronist religion to extinguish human limitation because in humanity, Astronism sees the potential for transcension meaning that humanity may one day, via our expansion into the astronomical world, transverse the boundaries of cosmic limitation to become unlimited beings possessing total freedom and thereby having also extinguished our woes of suffering and evil. The Astronist Statement conveys this message of humanity's capacity to transverse limitation via the salvific process of transcension, an endeavour that has indeed become the central dogma of the Astronist religion and thereby the central goal and life purpose of all Astronists.

Bibliographic note

Cometan (born 1998) is a British philosopher, writer, human rights scholar and academic best known for founding the Astronist religion and philosophy from the age of fifteen, for developing its doctrines by writing treatises, and for disseminating its beliefs and practices via the organisation he established called the Astronist Institution which regards itself as the founding denomination of Astronism. Cometan is also known in field of religious freedom for his work on religious recognition and registration issues which he is studying for his PhD (to be published 2023). Furthermore, Cometan is known for leading the campaign to have his Traditionalist Catholic grandparents Irene Mary Taylor and Derrick Taylor set on the road to canonisation in the Catholic Church for their dedication to their faith they demonstrated during their lives and especially for the interior locutions experienced by his grandfather Derrick in 1971 and 1978 respectively which has since earned his grandfather the title of locutionist.