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‘The Story of God’ Explores Life, Death and Religion

The National Geographic Channel premiered the first episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman Sunday and viewers were in for a thought-provoking, visual documentation of the age-old question, “What is the meaning of life?”

Morgan Freeman, who played the role of “God” in Bruce Almighty, has narrated several tales of creation, existence, and death. This series however, digs deep into the beliefs of the most prominent religions in the world, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman also explores the beliefs of ancient civilizations such as the Egyptian and Mayan cultures.

In the first episode of the six-part series, Freeman travels the world to gather the theories of what happens to us after we die in physical form. From reincarnation to passing on to an afterlife, Freeman talks with various experts of the most common beliefs of life after death. He also explores the phenomenon of near-death experiences and people recalling a bright light they’ve seen during the time they were considered “dead.”

Just listening to the beliefs of different cultures and religions literally had me staring at the screen like:

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Although each religion has its differences in how a person transitions after death, they all seem to agree that something does happen to your soul, and that there is a higher, more complex entity that determines the fate of your spirit. I look forward to the next five episodes of this intriguing docu-series.