Word of God

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Word of God

  1. A sacred teaching, writing or book viewed as being the work of God.
    • 1996, H.M. Vroom, No Other Gods: Christian Belief in Dialogue with Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam
      Smith argues that the Koran is the Word of God for Muslims
    • 2009, Fateh Ullah Khan, God Created the Universe with the Purpose to Serve Humankind
      This leads to a far reaching conclusion, proving that Quran is the Word of God Who exists
  2. (Christianity) The Logos.
  3. (fandom slang) The creator(s) of a media franchise and/or their extradiegetic revelations about plot, characters, etc.
    • 2009 December 31, James Nicoll, “Re: Casting Tunnel”, in alt.fan.heinlein, Usenet[1]:
      To me, citing the letter is a bit like the whole Dumbledore is gay thing. Sure, we have the Word of God [1] that he is but I prefer my evidence to come from the text.
    • 2012 February 29, Karolina Dean...Big money weave a mighty web, “Screwed by the Network”, in rec.sport.pro-wrestling, Usenet[2]:
      ABC screwed over My Wife and Kids by cancelling it after the creators had already been promised another season, thus ending the series on a cliffhanger as a result(though Word Of God's explanation for what would've happened next season lessens the blow somewhat).
    • 2013 December 19, Robert Carnegie, “Re: Older children's fantasy”, in rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet[3]:
      Word of God - that is, of Author - is that Professor Dumbledore is gay, but if we're given his biography and can't see that anyway then I think something's wrong.