by Chi Ibe
Morgan Freeman has played a lot of roles during his acting years in Hollywood. He has played the role of a gangster, an inmate, a friend, a good cop and he has even played the role of God.
The Science Channel in America seems to think playing God onscreen gives you a unique insight into deity. It recently cast on screen god, Morgan Freeman as the host of its new series, “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.”
In a recent episode titled “Did we invent God?” the Freeman lends his voice to a controversial topic claiming God was made up and does not exist.
“Has anybody ever seen hard evidence? What we get is theories from our earlier prophets. Now, people who think that God invented us think that the Earth can’t be more than 6,000 years old. So I guess it’s a question of belief. My belief system doesn’t support a creator as such, as we can call God, who created us in His/Her/Its image,” Freeman said in an interview with theWrap.
“So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God,” he said.
“Through the Wormhole” is a show that deals with weighty philosophical questions like the existence of God and whether we’re alone in the universe.
“The question of if we’re alone only occurs to you every now and then, when you look up and say, ‘Oh goodness, this can’t be all there is,'” Freeman told HuffPost earlier this year. “If you are going to try to logically answer the question of if we’re alone in the universe, the answer is, ‘We can’t be.’”
For more on “Through the Wormhole,” as well as Freeman’s thoughts on what would happen if aliens arrived on Earth, head over to TheWrap.com.