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The Story of God with Morgan Freeman 

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Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.
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Morgan Freeman ...  Self - Host / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2019


Today, for better or worse, the power of religion touches all of our lives, no matter what our faith. This is Morgan Freeman's journey to discover how our beliefs connect us all. This is the quest of our generation. This is the Story of God.

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There were many difficulties with filming religious locations in Israel such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem where at one point the crew was asked to leave. Some places they were later allowed to return. See more »

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Amazing Unbiased look at aspects that plague our minds from all around the world and time including in depth looks at what all religions believe on these topics
17 May 2016 | by dcastle-27295See all my reviews

First off I do not review many shows because usually people understand and get the gist from other review, synopsis, and summaries. Unfortunately it appears that people are getting a lot of misconceptions about this show. This is an amazing in depth look at major aspects that we think about today from all religions around the world including some that do not exist anymore, but that have some of it's rituals and teachings still around. This is also a hands on experience with Morgan Freeman as he travels everywhere there is or has been a major or sometimes minor religion that impacts the way we think of these certain issues today. The title of an episode pretty much sums up what they will be going in depth to find out about. I was skeptical before watching this for the first time thinking they were just going to tell the story of the Judaeo- Christian God story and nothing more, but I was so pleasantly surprised when watching this. Every time when talking with a new religion they don't just go off the book in which it is taught by but by some of the highest elders and priests associated with that religion and get the real information of what they believe in the topic being covered. I honestly cannot think of a better way this could have been done and if you watch this with an open mind you will be blown away at how well it is done. I am sure we all know parts some religions and what they believe but do you know what they truly believe about the afterlife, creation, why evil exists, what they think about miracles, and much more? From Christian, Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, and many many more we learn what their true beliefs on each topic is from a non-biased investigator and the ones that devote their life to the teachings. If you are interested in true factual understanding from religious and scientific aspects of the biggest topics that plague our minds since people began to think about what is out there then I would highly suggest checking this documentary series out whenever you can.

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Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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