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Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by plaetton: 4:28pm On Dec 13, 2016
Church buildings falling on and killing worshippers, worshippers being trampled to death at crusades, miracle performances gone awry: These are the preventable tragedies that we have been shocked with every few months in Nigeria.

The government usually keeps mum, because, well, it's Religion.
Anything related to Religion is sacrosanct in Nigeria.

It makes one wonder why the two abrahamic Religions that dominate our geographical space are somehow impervious to any form of accountability.
Bad PR for god ?
Go figure.

Now, there is a simple, modern, rational, fair, non-controversial way to checkmate the safety and health hazards that religious houses and religious rituals pose to the general public.

It is called INSURANCE. undecided

The government, all tiers of government should, as a matter of urgency, enact legislation that mandates all Churches and mosques to be registered and INSURED.

The size and capacity of the Church, the location and other important factors shall determine the amount of coverage.
Coverage should start at a minimum of N500m and right up to N10b for huge Churches with capacity more than a thousand.

Now, I hear you all asking; how is insurance going to prevent accidents and catastrophies ?
Let me explain.
If Churches, Mosques and crusade venues are indemnified for unforseen catastrophic events like falling buildings, stampedes or miracle performances gone awry, then the big INSURANCE companies, in order protect their own potential losses, recurring losses, would, as a prudent management practice requires, would take proper proactive steps, guidelines and measures to ensure that their clients, the Churches and Mosques, meet proper standards in building, health and safety practices.

In other words, rather than getting emotional , irrational and sentimental about how to regulate unsafe religious practices, we should just pass the responsibility to corporate institutions that make or lose money by managing unforseen RISKS.

The government should do this with legislation as a matter of urgency.

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Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by hahn(m): 12:57pm On Jan 30, 2017
Before anyone comes here and starts saying crap, just ask yourself, Insurance VS Prayers which one will be more effective undecided

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Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by Niflheim(m): 3:55pm On Feb 07, 2017
@hahn,

Insurance is more effective!!! Prayer is like a lunatic talking to a stone!!!

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Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by OKUCHI11(m): 3:18am On Mar 10, 2017
rational
Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by AlvanT(m): 11:29am On Apr 23, 2017
Mr Plaetton sorry to deviate but I had to get your attention.Please can I be your student?

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Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by plaetton: 12:15pm On Apr 23, 2017
AlvanT:
Mr Plaetton sorry to deviate but I had to get your attention.Please can I be your student?
cheesy

You are certainly welcome.

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Re: Religious Calamities; Simple Way To Curb Them. by hahn(m): 6:00pm On Nov 29, 2018
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