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    Question Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    I actually heard this question on a radio talk show and thought it would be interesting to see how people would react to it.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    If they did I guess that would no longer make them atheists.
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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If they did I guess that would no longer make them atheists.
    I believe the point being an act of god is not a valid excuse to deny a claim if you don't believe in god.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I actually heard this question on a radio talk show and thought it would be interesting to see how people would react to it.
    I'm pretty sure "acts of gods" are not covered by insurance. No one can make a claim on such grounds with the expectation that the insurance company would pay out.
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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    you should be able to make any claim you want, but it is valid for insurance to outline stipulations where they don't cover it, such as the slang term "act of god".

    being an atheist is not a valid umbrella to void such a stipulation.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    Funny, but I believe they usually say an act of God or nature.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    "Act of God" in this sense is a legal term, its defined as circumstances or events beyond any persons' control and in this case has no bearing whatsoever on anyone's personal beliefs. People have to understand the difference between words/phrases' legal definition and their other ones, just as people have to understand words and phrases have different meanings in general.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    No, no should be able to make a claim on a "Act of God."
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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm pretty sure "acts of gods" are not covered by insurance. No one can make a claim on such grounds with the expectation that the insurance company would pay out.
    There are actually clauses in most Home Insurance policies that cover "acts of God". Mine has one.

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    Re: Should an atheist by allowed to make an insurance claim for an "Act of God?"

    "Act of god" is a legal term in contact law. It does not mean that god caused something to happen, only that an event is unforeseen and a naturally occurring event.
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