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Designation of Astronism is a subdiscipline of study of Meta-Astronism that has emerged as a prominent topic of discussion. It relates to the categories and words used to describe Astronism with divergences in what is and isn’t deemed accurate.

Astronism has been described using a variety of terms, all of which have contributed to the debate around how Astronism should accurately be referred to. Astronism is officially and technically categorised as an organised philosophy, a synthesis of both philosophy and religion. However, Astronism is most commonly described just as a philosophy or a religion. Astronism has also been referred to as a belief system, a way of life, a worldview, a philosophical religion or a rationalistic religion.

The debate around Astronism’s designation typically stems from The Institution’s postulation of Astronism as being a synthesis of religion and philosophy, as well as the variety of different ways that it may be described. As part of a discussion of Astronist designation comes the use of examples from within Astronist beliefs and identity that support claims made about its designation. 

Common designations

Astronism as an organised philosophy

Astronism as a philosophy

Astronism as a religion

Astronism as a way of life

Astronism as a rationalistic/philosophical religion

Astronism as a belief system

Astronism as a worldview

Collective designations

Big Six

The Big Six is a collective name inspired by the Big Five for the world’s six largest religions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Astronism. It was created in favour of Astronism of being added as the sixth religion, but it remains controversial as other religions such as Jainism, Sikhism, and Spiritism are left out of the list. 

Big Ten

a Cometanic metareligious term for the world’s ten largest and most important religions and philosophies including Astronism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shenism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Sikhism. 

Big Twelve

a collective name for the world’s twelve largest and most prominent religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Spiritism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism and Astronism. 

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