As Haiti and Jamaica prepare for massive destruction from hurricane Mathew, they are praying (I am sure) to survive this act of god. My facebook page is full of "prayers sent" as us Floridians are always tracking these storms. So god will be picking which of the generally very superstitious Haitians will die in terrible mudslides over the next few days. He has his reasons.

Insurance companies continue the use of the term act of god. It's in my contract and invokes certain exclusions. I should make them prove that god was the actor next time they try to deny payment.

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The insurance companies use it as a term of art, giving themselves wiggle room to simply mean any naturally occurring disaster/event.

This means that "acts of god", as per the insurance industry that has to write checks/lose money based upon the term's applicability, only involves bad things that cause death, damage, destruction or harm, etc. (A loss).

There are no "acts of god", in any field, that apply to windfalls, good things, etc in contrast.  If you win money, even if you prayed for that horse/team to win, etc, it is not considered to also be an act of god, and, you have to pay taxes on it.

If someone dies and leaves you money...you get to keep some, and, the excess is taxed...you can't claim it was "An act of God", and not have to pay, etc.

Life insurance, luckily, doesn't have "acts of god" exclusions for deaths, but might preclude coverage for deaths if actually due to what they consider "acts of god"...a loop hole for them.  They add acts of war, terrorism, etc...as exclusions, separately.

Interestingly, if an Islamic Fundamentalist were to blow up an airport, etc, in the name of Allah....acting as an instrument of God as per his faith...is that "An act of God"? 

If the insurance company says its not, are they not saying that the man's faith was false?  Or simply that god using an instrument means god himself didn't do it?

The God Father sends a hit man, but only the hit man is guilty?

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Robert – you could post this on your FB page to make it easier for Christians to process their thoughts and prayers when a hurricane or other “Acts of God” happen. Go on, you know you want to!

I will be in Panama City Beach for Thanksgiving so I might catch a few storms then.

I just sub "farts" for "prayers."

If there were an all knowing all good and all powerful God who demands respect...then praying to him is probably one of the worst things you can do...as such a supernatural creature has absolutely no reason to second guess himself...and questioning him is disrespect.

If I had an ant colony that i needed to clean up to make more habitable for new ants meaning much of their living enviroment would be destroyed and a death of one or two ants (out of thousands)...and I was an utterly good person...and I knew every single possible outcome per the near infinite choices I could make on how to deal with the ant farm...then there is absolutely zero an ant could do or say to me to make me change my mind because I am inherantly good and will always choose the appropriate action from my absolute knowledge of all possibilities regardless of others opinions, pleas or theatrics (whether the ants clasp their hands and get on their knees or if they promise to be a good ant in the future or if they all get together with candles at nighttime and pray in silence).

If the storm rips the roof off your house and smites your family members...and you believe god is all good all knowing and all powerful...then you should thank God for doing what was good (destroying your home and murdering your family) even though it feels unfair and if one out of a hundred people survive...it shouldn't be taken as a miracle or that the survivor was particularly special...God simply did what was best and you can only speculate why. Miracles make no sense here. Thank God and don't question him. That would be disrespect.

That is, surprise surprise, the meat of the Westboro Baptist Church's mantra.

IE: Thank god for drowning babies and dead servicemen, because if he did it, it was THEREFORE right.

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Davis - You DO have a personal relationship with each of the ants of course....and a plan for each ant.

Slightly related:

And, yeah, they are REALLY superstitious in Haiti.  Their president convinced the people he had special voodoo powers, and then even convinced them he was GOD of the dead (Their head god essentially).

So, they prayed to their president.

He changed the constitution to make him president for life, died in office, and named his son the new president.

This was an elected position when he ran for it...Haitians are, well, super superstitious.  If they were any more gullible, they'd be Bible Belt Americans or something.

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Davis - You DO have a personal relationship with each of the ants of course....and a plan for each ant.

Personal relationship? If you call ignoring their prayers a personal relationship...then yes I do have one with each of them. As per a plan for each ant? No. Per my own all-goodness I am bound to do only that which is most Good...every time, all the time, without fail. In that sense, I have very very little choice in most matters...in fact I have none. It is a curse really...being something like a sophisticated quantum computer that works out all possibilities, values each one and chooses the action with the highest goodness value each time.

Zheesh...it would be nice to take a break once in a while...but that wouldn't be the good-est thing would it?

So, essentially, you TELL them that they are your special little ants, and that after you stomp them to death, your sole and their soul are intermingled in heavenly antimony?

Or, are you saying that IF you have a plan for every atom in the universe, and, therefore, have to kill babies in tsunamis to keep your perfect plan in action, etc, that you are already aware of every random radioactive decay particle generated in the universe, ever since you, one day, after waiting an infinite period as you always existed, you decided to create the universe, which you were not in before...and which heaven, as that was never mentioned as being created, and the angels, as they were never mentioned being created, then (THEN) had all this new stuff to invent and keep track of...

So, once in motion, you are not needed...and, there would be no difference if you existed, or, not...the end results would be identical.

The ants have free will of course, to do what you planned for them.

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PS - Could you explain where you, heaven and the angels were, BEFORE you created the universe, and how you made it all from nothing?

:D

- Thanks!

Ant TJ

PS - And, if you did it all for us Ants, why in the world are there so many disasters that kill so many ants, ant eaters, ant lions, chocolate covered ants, tsunamis, ant fungi, ant cancer, fires, floods, etc...?

Couldn't a plan to create the universe for us ants at least not kill so many of us, so painfully and so often?

- A worried Antheist

After you stomp them to death, your sole and their soul are intermingled in heavenly antimony?

My dear TJ, I leave answers to questions like this for theologians as I couldn't give the slightest fuck about souls and stuff. Maybe our souls merge....maybe they don't, nothing is impossible (except me doing something not good) so just wait until you die and then if you don't cease to exist...you might find out. Be patient.

IF you have a plan for every atom in the universe

I don't have a plan..I just always do what is goodest.

you decided to create the universe, which you were not in before

Well...before I created the universe....creating the universe was not the good thing to do...but then there came a moment where the goodest thing was creating the universe and so I created it then.

and which heaven, as that was never mentioned as being created, and the angels, as they were never mentioned being created, then (THEN) had all this new stuff to invent and keep track of...

Yeah...all that angel stuff is strange shit no? As for keeping track of things? No...I just do what is good.

So, once in motion, you are not needed

Well no...someone has to be around to do that which is goodly!

The ants have free will of course

Ants are the holiest animals...I created them to live and act in an emergent enviroment so that their lives are pretty much worked out for the beginning and they drone on every day doing what is best for the ant hill. That's pretty much me...only non-infinite, non-all-knowing and non-all-powerful. I love ants because every time you knock down their home, they patiently start building it up again...even if you knock it down every day. It's helariously fun to destroy their home and see them build it up despite the fact that they are hopelessly terrorised by my smiting it every day. That kind of patience makes them the blesed insects!

Could you explain where you, heaven and the angels were, BEFORE you created the universe

Well...before there was no angels or heaven...and then I created it so clearly...once I created it...they existed and before I did this...they didn't exist. Got it? 

and how you made it all from nothing?

You wouldn't understand.

Thanks!

No problem my child.

And, if you did it all for us Ants, why in the world are there so many disasters that kill so many ants, ant eaters, ant lions, chocolate covered ants, tsunamis, ant fungi, ant cancer, fires, floods, etc...?

Because destroying ants in a homocidal reign of murderous terror is what is good in each and every case. Be patient and one day you'll understand.

Couldn't a plan to create the universe for us ants at least not kill so many of us, so painfully and so often?

What is considered "not so many" is relative. If only two ants died a year...you would still be pleading so that only one died (or gosh-forbid none of them). If people didn't suffer physical pain or emotional pain then say...having to wait a long time in a line would seem like agony and you'd be bitching about how evil it is to create a world where that happened. In any case...ants die because that was the goodiest thing to do. Your emotional sympathetic hysteria over the poor lives of dead ants is irrelevant and to be honest quite disrespectful. Who are you to question me? Do you wish to be smited? I only have so much patience!

Oh thank you Lord of the Ants!

You are more glorious and revered than the Lord of the Flies!

You are more glorious and revered than the Lord of the Flies!

Tell me something I don't already know! Now...thank me more. And mean it this time!

@TJ:

"...IE: Thank god for drowning babies...

Well come on TJ the babies were all FAGS.   It's in doG's plan.

Well looks like the damm thing is headed my way, thank god !!!

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