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God to Grud
« on: 25 February, 2010, 10:30:55 AM »
Reading the JD Restricted Files, a lot of the old strips have various characters uttering 'My God!' etc.

Without getting into a religious debate (Grud forbid) when was God replaced with Grud, and why ..? 

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #1 on: 25 February, 2010, 10:35:50 AM »
On a similar note, we know Jovus is the Son of Grud, but does his mother have a name?   I'm guessing Mavis.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #2 on: 25 February, 2010, 11:43:18 AM »
Ah... the Virgin Mavis.

personally I like to say "Bod" istead of God, something I got from the "Nebulous" radio series.

And "Jebus" :P
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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #3 on: 26 February, 2010, 12:28:24 AM »
if it's good enough for homer simpson it good enough for me.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #4 on: 26 February, 2010, 09:07:51 AM »
The God-Grud name change was one way of referencing a Higher Power in a non-inflmammatory way (ie. bypassing using real-world names), and also selling the notion Judge Dredd was set in the future.

I imagine that originally, MC1 was supposed to be pretty much the entire focus of the Judge Dredd strip and that Grud was a clumping together of all the world religion faiths into one neat entity.

It appears that organised religion (in the Western world at least) is in the 22nd century in a far worse state than it was in 2010, its only practitioners considered crackpots and comedy relief.

In my my RPG books I occasionally mentioned an alternate name: The Original Holy, just as vague.
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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #5 on: 26 February, 2010, 10:35:05 AM »
But does anyone know what a 'Greenie' is? Is it just alliteration or is it a reference to bogies?

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #6 on: 26 February, 2010, 11:19:07 AM »
The God-Grud name change was one way of referencing a Higher Power in a non-inflmammatory way (ie. bypassing using real-world names), and also selling the notion Judge Dredd was set in the future.

I imagine that originally, MC1 was supposed to be pretty much the entire focus of the Judge Dredd strip and that Grud was a clumping together of all the world religion faiths into one neat entity.

It appears that organised religion (in the Western world at least) is in the 22nd century in a far worse state than it was in 2010, its only practitioners considered crackpots and comedy relief.

In my my RPG books I occasionally mentioned an alternate name: The Original Holy, just as vague.

Had to sift through the crackpots and comedy relief to get to your reply, but thanks, John.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #7 on: 26 February, 2010, 11:20:06 AM »
But does anyone know what a 'Greenie' is? Is it just alliteration or is it a reference to bogies?

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #8 on: 26 February, 2010, 11:23:23 AM »

Had to sift through the crackpots and comedy relief to get to your reply, but thanks, John.

What, all three of them? Yeah, I can see how "sifting" through that must have been quite the chore.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #9 on: 26 February, 2010, 04:25:35 PM »
Dear Jim,

You are fucking hilarious.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #10 on: 26 February, 2010, 04:50:18 PM »
You are fucking hilarious.

One does one's best.

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #11 on: 26 February, 2010, 07:08:58 PM »
But does anyone know what a 'Greenie' is? Is it just alliteration or is it a reference to bogies?

Rookie related, I always thought.
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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #12 on: 26 February, 2010, 07:56:46 PM »
On a similar note, we know Jovus is the Son of Grud, but does his mother have a name?   I'm guessing Mavis.

Do they have Jovus witnesses in MC1 ?
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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #13 on: 26 February, 2010, 08:43:56 PM »

Do they have Jovus witnesses in MC1 ?

Surely they'd be Jovus Witlesses?

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Re: God to Grud
« Reply #14 on: 27 February, 2010, 02:10:51 AM »
"Holy Mavis, Mother of Grud" has definitely been used before and one of the characters definitely refers to "Jovus Witnesses" in this

http://www.2000adonline.com/vault/series/armageddon/story/the_bad_man

apparently confirming that "Jovus" came about as a misinterpretation of "Jehovah's".