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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman explores the meaning of life, God, and many big questions in between in an effort to understand how religion has evolved and shaped society. A different divine subject is covered in each hourlong episode, titles of which include "Creation," "The Devil Inside," "Afterlife," "Apocalypse," and "Who Is God?" To explore these topics, host and narrator Freeman visits nearly 20 cities in seven countries to see some of the world's greatest religious sites, among them Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, India's Bodhi Tree, Mayan temples in Guatemala, and the pyramids of Egypt, and he immerses himself in religious experiences and rituals. "In some places I found answers, and others led to more questions. The constant through it all is that we're all looking to be part of something bigger than us. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that we certainly are," Freeman says.

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Morgan Freeman meets a man who felt God's presence; learning how Muslims hear God's voice in the Quran; a tribe whose members believe they can channel divine healing power; a physicist with faith that science will lead him to God.
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Morgan attempts to understand the root of evil and how ideas of it evolved.
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Morgan seeks to discover how our belief in miracles can shape our understanding of God.
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Morgan Freeman explores how different religions past and present explain what happens when we die.
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Morgan Freeman travels the world to ask where we came from and what happened in the beginning.
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Beginning a quest to discover who God is and how he, she or they have evolved over human history.
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The prophecies of violent cataclysms and the strife of ages past; making an attempt to determine how the world will end.
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Morgan Freeman sets out to learn how heaven and hell have changed the way people live; descending into the ancient Native American underworld; investigating exorcisms and the gift of tongue; a woman who believes she has seen heaven.
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Morgan Freeman explores how religions have developed ways to fight back against sin.
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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.
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Morgan Freeman seeks to find out why secrecy and religion are often intertwined; he explores a villa in Pompeii that housed the secret cult of Dionysus; he heads to Nepalese mountains, where Buddhist monks have secret mantras just for select groups.
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Morgan Freeman explores the mysteries of divine visions; he meets a woman who believes she was cured of paralysis by miraculous waters and an Anishinaabe man who endured days alone in the wilderness for the sake of divine vision.
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Morgan Freeman explores what can be learned from 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 young living goddess in Nepal.
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Morgan Freeman goes in search of the chosen people walking the earth today, including an American boy who is believed to be the reincarnation of a Buddhist lama who has been returning in different bodies for almost 500 years.
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Morgan Freeman goes on a journey to find proof of a higher power.
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Morgan Freeman travels the world in search of evil, from the Jericho desert where monks battle the devil to the Vatican where an exorcist sits with a man who underwent years of exorcisms to purge his demons.

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