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From A New Hope's transcript:

LUKE: (sighing) Oh, God, my uncle. How am I ever going to explain this?

This is most-likely a form of Early Installment Weirdness (Warning, yadda yadda) given that as far as I know, none of the other films ever mention a "Capital G-God," either religiously or through slang and either the Force or various minor gods are generally believed in.

Similarly, "Hell" was mentioned a few times in the films. Eventually, it was explained that Hell was another name for Chaos, so I'm wondering if a similar retcon was ever made to explain this.

My question is, did the EU ever explain which God Luke was referencing?

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  • Probably not an answer to the question, but a fun related fact: the Corellian religion was described as having Hell, so Han could say things like "what the Hell was that?" and have it not be an anachronism – Jason Baker Nov 23 '15 at 23:13
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    xkcd.com/890 – Au101 Nov 23 '15 at 23:14
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    I'm going to go with Translation Convention. Caution - TVTropes! – Harry Johnston Nov 24 '15 at 1:02
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    Probably just a generic swear word held over from a time when religion was more prevalent. – Boelabaal Nov 24 '15 at 6:08
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    @DVK - the Jedi Order is a religion - I'd say that counts! Both in universe and out of universe :) - it's even called a religion in Episode 4 – NKCampbell Nov 25 '15 at 19:56
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In the film he does not say "God", he sighs and mumbles something unintelligible (possibly "oh boy, my uncle")

listen closely at 3:56

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    There's a version with somewhat better sound quality here, the line happens at 3:56 in this version: youtube.com/watch?v=pUaxXsqGeFI ...I think it's definitely "oh, boy". That's also how it's written in this book. – Hypnosifl Nov 25 '15 at 20:13

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