FREE­MAN’S JOUR­NEY TO FIND GOD

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE COUCH -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.