God comes up in a warranty website.

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Was just on the Proview website and under the warranty page I saw this:



    I have never seen this before. This is my first time posting in this section of the Forums so I don't know if this the right spot.
     
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  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    "Act of God" or "Act of Nature" is a common phrase in warranty and insurance terms and conditions. If a tornado trashes your 19" monitor, you can't make a warranty claim.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    however, Act of Nature is a much better phrase to be using, because it does not imply and beliefs nor does it assume yours. everyone deals with nature, but god is another matter, seems just like a blatant oversight or ignorance from the company
     
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  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    How is it an oversight or ignorance? As CanadaRAM mentioned it's a common catch-all term in warranties regarding random, unforeseeable events.

    "Act of nature" wouldn't exactly describe a plane falling out of the sky due to mechanical failure and landing on your Xbox now would it? ;)


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  8. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I used that phrase in my own contracts. It saved my tush a few times.

    How old are you people?
     
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Prenuptials Lacero?
     
  10. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Seeing that its capitalized, that would be the Christian one and only God.
     
  11. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Actually, God (capital G) refers to any monotheistic religion's god, IIRC.

    Anyway, it's standard disclaimer language. No biggie.
     
  12. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Well, he is a vengeful God. So I wouldn't put smiting of personal possessions past him.

    Take it as warning shot. "Today I just dropped a meteor on your car. Next time it will be on your head."


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  13. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Well there aren't many of them. those that are mono call their gods by different names like Allah.

    Either way, i don't know why people get so ruffled up about this stuff. If you don't believe in God that's fine. But if you're dead and there is a God, wouldn't you have liked to have acknowledged it.
    Its not like it hurts your health.
     
  14. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I always thought god=god and God=God but god!=God and God!=god...


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  15. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    But what if you acknowledged the wrong god during life? Talk about a bit of a party foul when you die...


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  16. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Nono, god==god, and God==God, but in addition, god⊃God. :D
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Two distinctions though: The former, "without a job"; the later, "without a Job".
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  18. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    I think it is more of legal jargon than a religious statement.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/act-of-god

     

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