FREEMAN’S JOURNEY TO FIND GOD
Morgan Freeman says that at almost 80, he’s “pretty settled” in his ways.
And so when the Hollywood veteran set off to travel 20 cities across seven countries in search of answers to life’s greatest questions, he managed to conclude that he was already right about most of them.
Freeman’s latest project sees him produce and front a sixpart documentary series, The Story of God, seeking answers across cultural boundaries to eternal questions like the afterlife, the existence of a higher being and faith-based reasoning.
It’s no small task, but Freeman says the journey proved one thing to him: everything he already believed was right.
“I’m pushing 80, so I’m pretty much settled in my thinking. The fascinating thing about having done this trip is the realisation that I’m right.”
He adds that the journey gave him an understanding of how important religion was to human existence.
Freeman says he was “raised pretty much agnostic”, yet says now, he believes God exists.
His understanding of god is complex, and personal: “God is what I don’t know. God is the me of me. God is … I can’t go beyond that.”
STORY OF GOD, NAT GEO, NEXT WEDNESDAY, 9.30PM