Loose Thoughts, Loose Talk

Fiction, not memoirs

“Using deus ex machina and Divine Providence interchangeably takes falsification to the level of blasphemy. Divine Providence…is indeed God itself. Deus ex machina, on the other hand, is cheap human contrivance; it is used for playing god. Originally a last resort for dramatists of Ancient Greece whose imagination had run dry, deus ex machina is excusable only in fiction, not in memoirs, unless they’re one and the same.”—Vergel O. Santos, Newspoint, Rappler.com


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