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‪In Alabama the tornado is called an act of God that caused a lot of damage and 23 lost lives. The religious doesn’t give God credit for the horror he causes. What is wrong with people?‬

Charliesey 7 Mar 8

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They are truly mindless. I've seen numerous cases of news coverage, after a tornado, where someone who's house was not hit was speaking. That person thanked god for sparing his house while also noting virtually his entire neighborhood was wiped out. In other words, god was blameless for wiping out all he neighborhood, but to be commended for sparing his house. Where were his neighbors? Shouldn't they be on TV cursing out the same god?


According to Wikipedia,

“In legal usage throughout the English-speaking world, an act of God[1] is a natural hazard outside human control, such as an earthquake or tsunami, for which no person can be held responsible.”

It’s just a descriptive term, in common usage. So far as why churches teach silly things, who knows? I for one don’t care.

Actually it is not a "legal" term. It is a reference. No law defines it.

@Bobby9 The term is listed in dictionaries of legal terms such as this one:


I’m not sure I get your point. Not every legal expression has been created by statute.

All I was saying is that the term is not used just by religious people such as in Alabama to describe tornadoes.

@WilliamFleming Not a legally defined term, as it cannot be defined. However I agree with you, and hace no problem with your statement.


Pretty much everything.


Yeah I been wondering that myself.


Hard to come up with words for stupid.


Fanatics are metacognitively challenged, as studies show.



Kind of surprising they even blame god for that, now that you mention it!

Carin Level 8 Mar 8, 2019

Nothing surprises me anymore.

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