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Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, who hosts the six-part docuseries “The Story of God” for National Geographic, has travelled all over the world in hopes of understanding different religions and the concept of good and evil.
However, Freeman told Entertainment Weekly that his journey did not really move him to practice any kind of religion or change his stance about God. “I didn’t change anything at all about how I think of God or my belief in God. It just enlightened me to how other cultures do it,” he said.
For centuries, people have waged wars because of their spiritual beliefs. But Freeman has learned that religions are more similar than people think.
“What we came away with at the end of the series is the fact that all religions and beliefs share remarkable similarities, these commonalities. There they are, so we should celebrate them rather them let them cause rifts between us,” he said.
Another thing that fascinated Freeman about the show was its exploration on how evil takes form. “In some cases, you find out that it starts with children pulling wings off flies or setting fire to cats. Things like that. It’s a very fascinating subject. And you talk to someone who has grown up doing that sort of thing, and the most remarkable part of that is they’re remorseless,” he shared.
Before taking on the show, Freeman admitted that he is not a religious person and he has never found an affinity with the church.
“I went to churches and synagogues, only it never caught hold. At 13, I stopped,” he told Page Six.
The actor said his basis for right and wrong was simply “grandma’s big slap on my head,” which “always pointed out when I’d done wrong.”
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