Re: The Giant Online Author's Commentary Index
"Word of God" is media slang for things the author/creator has said are true. The reason is that such statements carry full authority, much like how in religious groups the Scriptures are regarded as having full authority.
So there is no actual sacrilegious quality involved, but as a religious person myself I appreciate Rich's desire to avoid things that even seem to be sacrilegious.
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