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Astronist philosophy of religion

Branch of Astronism dealing with the nature of religion

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Astronist philosophy of religion is the discipline of Astronism contemplating the nature and role of religion.

The Vendox is the most well-known symbol representing Astronism.

Last updated: DEC. 20, 2019

Astronist philosophy of religion is the discipline of Astronism contemplating the nature and role of religion.

The Astronist philosophy of religion is the body of concepts and beliefs interpreting religion from an Astronist and largely Cometanic perspective.

Main article: Metareligion

Main article: Familialism

Main article: Organisationalism

Main article: Designation

  •  Ideology 

  •  Religion 

  •  Organised philosophy 

  •  Philosophy 

Related terms: Belief system, Faith, Worldview

Other designations 

  •  Anecdotal religion 

  •  Conceptual religion 

The second major category of religious groupings in the Astronist philosophy of religion relates to a class of religions that hold narratives, but whose focus is placed more on the concepts, ideas, and beliefs rather than the narrative of its founder or of prominent figures.

Religions are expected to move along the Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum during different periods of their existence according to external influences and the needs and knowledge of the populous. Debates can be had regarding the narrativity and the conceptuality of religions.

 Bahá'í Faith

 Doctrinal religion 

 Inspired religion 

 Materialistic religion 

 Mother religion 

 Narrative religion 

A religion that is centred on the actions of a particular person as told through an elaborate set of stories, often involving miracles and supernatural occurrences. All religions hold a narrative about their founders and prominent figures, however, it is the extent to which the religion's belief system relies on that narrative for its continuation.

As a result, a spectrum could be created that places religions along it according to the extent to which they rely on a narrative for their belief system to continue. This is known as the Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum. Religions that are classified as narrative will not all share the same extent of narrativity such as Buddhism and Christianity, the former of which is less reliant on a narrative than the latter. 

 Chinese folk religion (Shenism)

 National / Ethnic religion 

In the Astronist philosophy of religion, one important category of religions are the national and ethnic religions which are contrasted with the universal religions. According to Astronist scholarship, national/ethnic religions are closely associated with a particular country, its culture, its civilisation, and its ethnic group and even though these religions may be understood and may even be applied to and flourish in other cultures and people groups, they continue to represent a particular method or behaviour associated with a particular country or ethnic group. According to Astronist scholarship, the following are national and/or ethnic religions:

 Chinese folk religion (Shenism)

 Revealed religion 

 Somatic religion 

 Statistical religion 

 Aspects of religion 

 Astronic religious industry 

 Astronic urreligion 


 Conceptuality of religion 

 Digital evangelism 




 Religious marketing 

 Religious retail 


Main article: Commercialisation of religion

Main article: Commodification of religion

Main article: Economisation of religion

Main article: Refoundation

Main article: Theomorphosis

 Approaches to religion 

 Astronist naturalism 
Main article: Astronist naturalism

 Astronist supernaturalism 
Main article: Astronist supernaturalism

Main article: Companarianism

Main article: Habitualism

Main article: Preternaturalism

Main article: Selectivism 

Main article: Tactilism

 Astronist theories of religion 

Main article: Comparative Astronism

Main article: Devotality

 Religious concentricity 
Main article: Religious concentricity

 Scale of religious expression 
Main article: Scale of religious expression

 List of other Astronist theories of religion 
 Ambiguation principle
 Diversity of Thought
 Flipping The Table theory
 Narrative-Conceptual Spectrum
 Narrativity of religion
 Religious open market
 Three Word model
 Too Transcendent To Fail

 Approaches to studying Astronism 
 theological (qualitative)
 philosophical (qualitative)
 sociological (qualitative) (ethnic and cultural composition, interaction of different communities within the public arena, reporting facts about intercultural relations
 institutional (quantitative) (management, development of policies and programmes, regulation)
 ideological (qualitative)  (how to improve) (philosophical reflection on the workings of Astronism, exploring reactions of communities to government agendas)

 Religious traditions 
Main article: List of religions by tradition

Main article: Abrahamism

Main article: Astronic religions

Main article: Dharmism

Main article: Indigenism

 Iranian religions 
Main article: Iranian religions

Main article: Neopaganism

Main article: Neoreligion

 Secularistic religion 
Main article: Secularistic religions

 Spiritualistic religion 
Main article: Spiritualistic religions

Main article: Taoic religions 

Keywords and linked resources

See also

  • Astronism

  • Astronist philosophy

  • Comparative Astronism

  • Metaphilosophy

  • Astronic metaphilosophy

  • Incremology

  • Linguistic theology

  • Religious semantics

  • Surography

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