Religion and Superstition in Business
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14-03-2014, 06:23 PM
RE: Religion and Superstition in Business
(14-03-2014 04:33 PM)daylightisabadthing Wrote:  I took the acts of god line out of a contract lately, signed it and sent it back. No-one seemed to notice. Acts of god could be everything or nothing so it's useless, besides, unforseen weather/riots/war etc was already covered.

Religion sometimes causes me a little inconvenience at work, not much more than that.

You may have invalidated the contract by changing it. I would contact the company it is with as there may be some unintended consequences from it.
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15-03-2014, 03:37 PM
RE: Religion and Superstition in Business
I'm in the UAE so I'm not sure God is a recognised legal term.

I actually didn't start the job, I found out the management were double crossing... effectively my competitor, but a friend of mine in the same business, and told I them to stick it.

"While religions tell us next to nothing useful or true about the universe, they do tell us an enormous amount - perhaps an embarrassing amount - about ourselves, about what we value, fear and lust after." Iain M Banks
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15-03-2014, 08:57 PM
RE: Religion and Superstition in Business
(15-03-2014 03:37 PM)daylightisabadthing Wrote:  I'm in the UAE so I'm not sure God is a recognised legal term.

I actually didn't start the job, I found out the management were double crossing... effectively my competitor, but a friend of mine in the same business, and told I them to stick it.

I analyze contracts for a living. "Acts of God" is legal terminology for Force Majeures. Strangely though, in every contract, "Acts of God" is then defined (flood, tornado, hurricane, etc).

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15-03-2014, 11:09 PM
RE: Religion and Superstition in Business
(15-03-2014 08:57 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I analyze contracts for a living. "Acts of God" is legal terminology for Force Majeures. Strangely though, in every contract, "Acts of God" is then defined (flood, tornado, hurricane, etc).

Consider He likes his weather phenomenons doesn't He?

Do you know why they are called "Acts of God" and not for instance "Inclement Weather"? I can only imagine that this terminology has it's roots in medieval England.

Yup, a little research and voilà!

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf...H.86.1.101

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1380373/

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