She didn't say it was dangerous to USE it. Some readers were concerned that this might be a YOU DIE IN THE GAME, YOU DIE FOR REAL sort of situation, but nope.
I enjoy implying the possibility of a higher power without ever confirming or denying it. It's how I roll. Granted, "nothing living" could mean a lot of things, but I wanted to at least attempt to imply a being beyond the mortal realm without using the word "mortal" because, well, that could easily be read as implying that immortals like Pandora can pause reality.
(Spoiler warning: They can't pause reality)
(Spoiler warning 2: They CAN pause live television)
(Spoiler warning 3: But only if they have a DVR)