The Story of God With Morgan Freeman: Series 3
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.
Part 1: Search for the Devil
Morgan Freeman travels the world in search of evil and the role that the devil plays in various religions: from Jericho Desert where monks battle Satan to the Vatican where an exorcist sits with a man who underwent years of exorcisms to purge his demons and to a Buddhist temple in Nepal filled with evil spirits.
Part 2: Gods Among Us
Morgan Freeman explores what can be learned from God in human form and delves into why many religious believers desire to see God in human form. He discovers the people, places, and mysteries that enshroud divine mortals, including the Emperor god of the Rastafarians, Jesus Christ, and a 5-year-old living goddess in Nepal.
Part 3: Visions of God
Morgan Freeman travels the world to meet people who claim to have had visions of God. He meets a woman at the holy site of Lourdes, France who believes she was cured of paralysis by miraculous waters. An Anishinaabe man endured days alone in the wilderness for the sake of divine vision.
Part 4: Deadly Sins
Morgan Freeman explores how religions have developed ways to fight back against sin. He meets an executioner who had a change of heart, uncovers the origins of self-flagellation, and talks to John McCain’s Vietnam jailer about sin.
Part 5: Divine Secrets
From a mysterious villa in Pompeii to secret mantras in Nepal, Morgan Freeman sets out to uncover why secrecy and religion are often intertwined.
Part 6: Holy Laws
Morgan Freeman explores what holy laws mean for different religions and the punishments awaiting those who disobey; he investigates how the eruption of Vesuvius was seen as divine retribution; he sees the oldest existing copy of the Ten Commandments.