WHAT CRUSHING HYPOCRISY!!!

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    Apr 16, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    It's to do with the volcano which erupted recently in Iceland. Because of an area of high pressure just south of the island, winds blow the huge cloud of dust and ashes over Europe, paralysing all airline flights right across the UK.
    So hundreds of thousands of Britons had their vacations ruined. Most if not all, purchased travel insurance for the very purpose of hitting a cropper that would prevent the plane from taking off.
    Although airliners are refunding in full, travel insurers are holding back any compensation because the volcanic eruption was an Act of God.
    Act of God!!!
    And this is a nation that laughs at the idea that there is a God. Here, evolution reigns supreme.
    They are the educated middle-class who are the very backbone of Britain. They are the ones who are most fervent in pushing their idea that we are Primates, the same biological class as monkeys and apes. In other words we humans are little, if not nothing more than hairless apes. God's creation?
    Don't be silly! Science has disproved such religious stupidity!
    Ah! When money talks, it talks very loud indeed. Suddenly the God that never existed suddenly rears his head and blows out a puff of smoke. Shocked, our educated elite who are raking it all in from the traveling public have with equal suddenness turned religious and declared that the disaster was an act of God, which is a very good reason for forbearing any compensation payouts.
    Like the City bankers, our politicians, top executives and other middle class spivs, those in insurance are consumed by greed. To them, God does not exist - unless it suits them.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    I wonder what Richard Dawkins would say if it happened to him.Have a big argument with the insurance company.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    no-one believes in god... "act of god" just means "accident that we couldn´t control and didn´t foresee".. you know, the sort of thing that god is meant to do
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    It is crushing hypocrisy that someone who interprets the bible so liberally takes that phrase too literally.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    Act of God is an antique legal phrase in Western law that persists today, though in practice it really means an Act of Nature, that was not the fault of any human person, agency or entity, and for which no legal liability can be assigned. Ya gonna sue a volcano, or the entire country of Iceland?
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:35 PM GMT
    hmmm... maybe God did do it, maybe he just wanted to expose the insurance companies and piss you off all in the same day?? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    In most contracts and leases I see today it is called "Force Majeur". I haven't seen "act of God" in of the legal documents I have used or worked with in years.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    NotThatOld saidIt's to do with the volcano which erupted recently in Iceland. Because of an area of high pressure just south of the island, winds blow the huge cloud of dust and ashes over Europe, paralysing all airline flights right across the UK.
    So hundreds of thousands of Britons had their vacations ruined. Most if not all, purchased travel insurance for the very purpose of hitting a cropper that would prevent the plane from taking off.
    Although airliners are refunding in full, travel insurers are holding back any compensation because the volcanic eruption was an Act of God.
    Act of God!!!
    And this is a nation that laughs at the idea that there is a God. Here, evolution reigns supreme.
    They are the educated middle-class who are the very backbone of Britain. They are the ones who are most fervent in pushing their idea that we are Primates, the same biological class as monkeys and apes. In other words we humans are little, if not nothing more than hairless apes. God's creation?
    Don't be silly! Science has disproved such religious stupidity!
    Ah! When money talks, it talks very loud indeed. Suddenly the God that never existed suddenly rears his head and blows out a puff of smoke. Shocked, our educated elite who are raking it all in from the traveling public have with equal suddenness turned religious and declared that the disaster was an act of God, which is a very good reason for forbearing any compensation payouts.
    Like the City bankers, our politicians, top executives and other middle class spivs, those in insurance are consumed by greed. To them, God does not exist - unless it suits them.


    "Act of God" just means an act of Nature (i.e., not the fault of the company or anyone else). They don't literally believe that God caused the volcano to erupt. You really are a Crazy nut job when it comes to religions matters!!!!!!
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    Apr 16, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    Lol. icon_lol.gif


    As long as you get a chance to rant about the failings of spirituality while praising the most high science you're happy, right? icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Apr 16, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    First of all, I would like to say that I don't think you are a "crazy nut job"... BUT, I think you are taking the term "An Act Of God" a little to literally.
    Most of the replies, up to this point, seem to hit the nail on the head. It IS a misunderstood and antiquated term. Act of Nature is more precise.
    Although, I do NOT side with the insurance companies on MOST of their practices, I do believe that they should NOT be held liable for "accidents" of this nature. If a bolt of lightening came out of the sky and blew a plane completely out of the sky, would the insurance companies be liable?
    In the words of Queen Victoria: "We think not!". icon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    "I do believe that they should NOT be held liable for "accidents" of this nature."

    Curious--while doubtless the terms of the travel insurance policy do exclude "acts of god", I tentatively disagree. The reason insurance companies exclude "acts of god" from normal policies is because of two factors: variable and extreme losses (especially summed over all policies) and low frequency of occurrence. Estimating the probability of loss is difficult when there are so few data points available, which places the insurer in a high risk situation. On the other hand, travel insurance carries a fixed low loss--the plane ticket. It's not like you're rebuilding a flooded city or recovering from a tornado, where the scale of the damages unpredictably high.

    And lets face it--most plane cancellations are weather related. This is just very unusual weather. ;)
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    Apr 16, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    I love how you set up a false dichotomy: Either Evolution or Creationism.

    Clearly you have no idea that many people can comfortably accept evolution into the religious values.

    But this is not suprising coming from someone who is apparently an apologetic fundamentalist christian.
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    This is why I'd like an upvote downvote function on RJ comments. I'd upvote the OP into oblivion.
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    You really get spiritual affirmation from antiquated legal phrases? LOL. icon_confused.gif
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    FriendsRGood saidIf a bolt of lightening came out of the sky and blew a plane completely out of the sky, would the insurance companies be liable?

    And it begs the troubling question, would that also be considered an "Act of God?" And if so, why would a benevolent loving God arbitrarily kill a planeload of men, women, and children for no apparent reason?

    That's disturbing.
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    Apr 17, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidAnd this is a nation that laughs at the idea that there is a God. Here, evolution reigns supreme.


    For the umpteenth time... Evolution is NOT ATHEISM. You CAN accept the scientific fact of evolution AND believe in God at the same time, with no contradiction, as MANY people do.
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    Apr 17, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    That is pretty funny lol

    But it was just a work of nature. God's hand wasn't involved in that. I do believe in god, and all. I also think its funny when people who do not, use the term "act of god". Because it implies that god had a part in it in some shape or form.

    When god manipulates nature and science to do his thing (as they are his to do so). Its a big thing, very big thing. We've not yet seen anything like that yet, this was just the workings of the world, which can be pretty random and violent at times.

    Though the bible does say, one of the signs is the environment. Storms and disasters in the end days are supposed to be more violent than the last, and more frequent... Its pretty interesting.
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    Apr 17, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    kew1 saidI wonder what Richard Dawkins would say if it happened to him.Have a big argument with the insurance company.


    That man is a reptile lol. I was watching a documentary with Ben Stein, it was called "Expelled no intelligence allowed" very very interesting. Anyway of course that arrogant wanker was going on about the misguided rubbish he believes. And he was either too full of himself, or not as smart as he thinks he is, but I was cracking the fuck up when he agreed with what Ben Stein said about intelligent design, and not knowing who or what it is.

    I think that man had a bad child hood, and is just starved for attention, this other intellectual kinda dogged him out too.. He reminds me of some sort of wicked witch lmao. He even got all prissyfied when Bill O'Reilly tore him up lmfao. "would you stop yelling at me" what a wanker.
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    Apr 17, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Like all fundamentalists, you take everything too literally.

    As others have said, the use of the phrase "Act of God" doesn't suggest or imply belief in a god or gods.

    Rather, it's a legalistic term often used to define an event that's not the design of man. Like a volcanic explosion.


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    Apr 17, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    . . . it's just a term of art, as the lawyers would say . . . now go beat off and get over yourself . . .
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    Apr 17, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    I blame everything on God; it helps me to not take any responsibility for my life.
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    Apr 18, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
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    kew1 saidI wonder what Richard Dawkins would say if it happened to him.Have a big argument with the insurance company.


    That man is a reptile lol. I was watching a documentary with Ben Stein, it was called "Expelled no intelligence allowed" very very interesting. Anyway of course that arrogant wanker was going on about the misguided rubbish he believes. And he was either too full of himself, or not as smart as he thinks he is, but I was cracking the fuck up when he agreed with what Ben Stein said about intelligent design, and not knowing who or what it is.

    I think that man had a bad child hood, and is just starved for attention, this other intellectual kinda dogged him out too.. He reminds me of some sort of wicked witch lmao. He even got all prissyfied when Bill O'Reilly tore him up lmfao. "would you stop yelling at me" what a wanker.


    He was at a benefit gig & spotted some T-shirts with "Richard Dawkins is God" printed on them.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 18, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
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    Apr 18, 2010 9:39 AM GMT
    All the killing this supposed "god" does, sounds pretty evil to me.
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    Apr 18, 2010 9:43 AM GMT
    Cloud of ash, planes falling from the sky.....Holy crap batman it's the rapture


    SAVE ME JEBAS....SAVE ME I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU AND YOUR MAGICAL POWER....I WANED INTO THE CHURCH OFF HARRY POTTER BUT NOW I SEE YOU ARE THE ONE TRUE SON OF GAWD

    It's just an expression...like.....for example if I were to say...... dumber than a bag of pig shit...doesn't mean you are literally "dumber than a sack of pig crap" just that on a human scale you are exceptionally stupid