Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Nov 2003, 13:18 p.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Bedazzled has quite funny lines re: the devil, God, and religion in general. Example (the devil bemoans his help): "What terrible sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages."

I suspect that Bedazzled influenced Good Omens, but possibly it's just that a satirical British sensibility underlies them both.

In other God news, Paul Wright considers a balancing act between humanism and Christianity: "But after reading the book one feels like telling him, as one sometimes has to do to friends who lose someone, that God's not coming back and he should just move on."