The Story of God (the updated version)

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. (W.C. Fields)

National Geographic Channel and Revelation Entertainment’s epic series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is produced by Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger, and will air Sundays according to the following schedule.

  • Beyond Death – April 3
  • Apocalypse – April 17
  • Who Is God – April 24
  • Creation – April 24
  • Why Does Evil Exist – May 1
  • The Power Of Miracles – May 8

“Over the past few months, I’ve travelled to nearly 20 cities in seven different countries on a personal journey to find answers to the big mysteries of faith. I’ve sung the call to prayer at a mosque in Cairo, taken meditation lessons from the Buddhist leader of the oldest line of reincarnating Lamas, discussed Galileo with the head of the Papal Academy of Sciences and explored the first instructions for the afterlife rendered in hieroglyphs inside the pyramids. In some places I found answers, and others led to more questions. The constant through it all is that we’re all looking to be part of something bigger than us. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that we certainly are.” (Morgan Freeman)

Each episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman is centered on a different big question about the divine:

  • Afterlife – How have beliefs in the afterlife developed, and how has our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live this life? Now that science is making such rapid advances, we may soon be confronted with digital resurrection. What will that do to our beliefs?
  • End of Days – Violent upheaval and fiery judgement fill popular imagination, but was the lore of apocalypse born out of the strife that plagued the Middle East two millennia ago? The true religious meaning of the apocalypse may not be a global war, but an inner revelation.
  • Creation – Are there similarities among the religious creation stories from around the world? How do they compare with the scientific theory of the creation of the cosmos and the dawn of civilization?
  • Who Is God? – How has the perception of God evolved over human history? Is God just an idea, and if so, can we find evidence of a divine presence in our brains?
  • Evil – What is the root of evil and how has our idea of it evolved over the millennia? Is the devil real? The birth of religion may be inextricably tied to the need to control evil.
  • Miracles – Are miracles real? For many believers, miracles are the foundation of their faith. Others regard miracles as merely unlikely events on which our brains impose divine meaning. Belief in miracles, however we define them, could be what gives us hope and drives us to turn possibility into reality.

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