Wait, What Exactly Does Morgan Freeman Believe?

Morgan Freeman will narrate in National Geographic's "The Story of God."
Morgan Freeman will narrate in National Geographic's "The Story of God." (Reuters)

Rather than taking on the role of God like he did for Bruce Almighty, Morgan Freeman will now narrate the National Geographic special called "The Story of God." 

"The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world," Freeman told Variety. "For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey." 

But the understanding of the "divine" does not run in Freeman's veins.  

"No. I went to churches and synagogues, only it never caught hold," Freeman told Page Six. "At 13, I stopped. But grandma's big slap on my head always pointed out when I'd done wrong." 

So what does Freeman believe? 

"Me, I'm a privatist. All of life is this planet. Life ever after is here. I don't think life exists on any other planet. If, like me, you think that it's just us, you must make a move not to kill it. Ours is a planetary problem. Trees, animals, climate, we have to stop killing it.

"In a Houston megachurch, I connected somewhat. Encouraged to think positive. You don't just get some things just like that! You have to go do it to get it. God's plan for us is to succeed," Freeman said.  

"The Story of God" premieres April 3 on National Geographic. The series will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between.

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