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Taxonomy of God

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by SalixIncendium, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I think this could potentially be a fun exercise. Thanks to @blü 2 for inspiring this thread.

    How would you classify your perception of God in taxonomical ranking? Copy the ranking table from the OP and complete as many or as few as you like.

    Domain:
    Kingdom:
    Phylum/Division:
    Class:
    Order:
    Family:
    Genus:
    Species:


    Be mindful that this is not a debate forum. There is no one correct answer (except my own :p).
     
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  2. Conscious thoughts

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    I do not put Allah in a category :confused:
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Well, it's proving more challenging that I thought. This is as far as I got. :(

    Domain: Maya
    Kingdom: Saguna Brahman
    Phylum/Division:
    Class:
    Order:
    Family:
    Genus:
    Species:
     
  4. sun rise

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    Domain: The Multiverse
    Kingdom: The Multiverse
    Phylum/Division: All of them
    Class: All of them
    Order: All of them
    Family: All of them
    Genus: All of them
    Species: All of them
     
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  5. dybmh

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    Here's my best guess

    Domain:
    Eternal
    Kingdom: Reality
    Phylum/Division: Transcendent
    Class: Benevolent
    Order: Creator
    Family: unknown
    Genus: unknown
    Species: unknown
     
  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Oh, that is Brahman (Advaita Hinduism, non-duality), and not God. It is even more than that.
     
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    Domain: Cosmos
    Kingdom: Universe
    Phylum/Division: non-real
    Class: imaginary beings
    Order: panthea
    Family: monothea
    Genus: triune
    Species: Christian god
     
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    That is more of the sort of response that I was thinking of. There are quite a few "God"s out there. I might have stuck "Abrahamic" in there somewhere after monothea.. Perhaps since your Phylum/Division is almost the same as the Class you could promote panthea to class, monothea to Order and stick Abrahamic in at the Family level.

    Hmm, let me give it a shot:

    Kingdom: Universe
    Phylum/Division: non-real imaginary beings (except for mine of course)
    Class: (none, oh wait, that's me!) panthea
    Order: monothea
    Family: Relative Newcomers
    Genus: Carbohydratata
    Species: The Flying Spaghetti Monster
     
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    Some see God as Brahman. Not all see God as some guy in the sky. Many see God as not merely limited to or defined by that perception.
     
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    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Domain: WTF?
    Kingdom: Mind
    Phylum/Division: Creativity
    Class: Causal
    Order: Uncertainty-TBA
    Family: Uncertainty-TBA
    Genus: Uncertainty-TBA
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    Domain: Ground of Being
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    Phylum/Division: All/None
    Class: All/None
    Order: All/None
    Family: All/None
    Genus: All/None
    Species: All/None
     
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  12. Ashoka

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    I think I get it? Mine could be:

    Domain: Parashiva
    Kingdom: Shiv-Shakti
    Phylum/Division: Brahman
    Class: Nirguna Brahman
    Order: Saguna Brahman
    Family: Mahadeva
    Genus: Deva
    Species: Shiva

    Maybe? I dunno.
     
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    Even closer, better.
     
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