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I know that 92% of the population of the United States considers the voice of Morgan Freeman to be the closest thing to the voice of God.

National Geographic’s newest undertaking is in partnership with Revelations Entertainment and it’s called The Story of God.

Lending heavenly narration skills to the series is Morgan Freeman.

The premiere aired Sunday, April 3. In episode one, Beyond Death, Freeman explored the afterlife: how beliefs in the afterlife developed, how our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live, and the rapid advances science is making for a “digital resurrection.”

According to The Christian Post, in episode 2 titled “Apocalypse”, Freeman sets off on a journey to find out why so many religions predict an apocalypse, to discover the roots of Judgment Day, how ancient prophecies reverberate today, and to ask whether the end is really what we imagined, or if it’s all just in our minds.” On his exploration he traveled to New Orleans to speak to survivors of hurricane Katrina and learn how their Christian faith enabled them to overcome hardship and rebuild their community.

The actor is no stranger to playing God (Watch Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty). And just like the made up statistic I added in the first sentence, the show will explore the lies and the truths of religions across the globe.

Each episode of the series will focus on a big-picture question about God and spirituality. Rumored themes include the mystery of creation, miracles, and resurrection.

The show looks to investigate various alleys of faith, especially non-western spiritual beliefs. In exploring these themes throughout ancient times and modern society, Morgan Freeman will walk the viewer through religious sites such as the Wailing Wall at Jerusalem, Mayan temples, and the Lakewood mega-church in Houston, Texas.



Freeman said, “The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world. For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.”

And let’s just hope it’s as beautiful as this interaction in Bruce Almighty:

God: Grace. You want her back?

Bruce: No. I want her to be happy, no matter what that means. I want her to find someone who will treat her with all the love she deserved from me. I want her to meet someone who will see her always as I do now, through Your eyes.

God: Now THAT’S a prayer.

I’m looking forward to watching… and writing more about it.



Other articles of Jesus in Hollywood:

When God Speaks to Katy Perry

Shia LaBeouf gets Born Again

The Christianity of Brad Pitt