Friday, April 16, 2010

Force Majeure

The European sky is lockdown due to the eruption of Icelandic Eyjaffjalljokull. It is thought that the stranded people might not be able to claim their travel insurance, as the insurance companies are using 'the Act of God' exclusion in their insurance policies to avoid paying $20 million of compensation.

If it is so, does that mean the (Icelandic) church is liable now?


colson said...

Just & brilliant.

(Two tiny problems here. The Church can't decide without the consent of the Lord - whose address is unknown. And Iceland is as poor as a church-rat after the country went factually bankrupt last year)

triesti said...

Hmmm.. how about the catholic church?
"The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth."
Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, "Cities Petrus Bertanous"

If that quote is true... we've got god's mailing address:)
plus, catholic church is pretty loaded

eventho western media referred Dalai lama as God-King, I think it's false, as the Buddhist teaching is not dependent upon belief in gods. So we cant really hold him accountable. that leaves us the pope ;)

colson said...

I almost pity the pope. All these nasty journalists asking about paedophile priests... It is going to be a very costly affair to compensate the victims..And now another attack on the treasurer...

But hey.. No sweat. The Vatican may well escape. Iceland is predominantly Lutheran. Pfff.