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SkepticTank 04-12-2016 01:37 PM

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
 
I caught the first episode and it didn't completely suck.

He compares the views of the afterlife (nearly every religion has some belief in afterlife) between Christians, Hindus, Ancient Egyptians, and Jews. Talks about uploading our brain into a robot (without using the term Trans-humanism). It's very pop-sci/pop-philosophy level.

borealis 04-12-2016 01:54 PM

Thanks for the review. I've seen ads for it but it wasn't clear what tack they intended taking.

Mike PSS 04-12-2016 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637465)
Thanks for the review. I've seen ads for it but it wasn't clear what tack they intended taking.

The "I played God in the movies so I can come across as knowledgeable on this subject." kind of tack.

borealis 04-12-2016 02:13 PM

Lol, no doubt. He has a great voice though.

DaveGodfrey 04-12-2016 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637465)
Thanks for the review. I've seen ads for it but it wasn't clear what tack they intended taking.

God narrating his own life story?

borealis 04-12-2016 02:20 PM

yeah that could go several very different directions.

SkepticTank 04-12-2016 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637465)
Thanks for the review. I've seen ads for it but it wasn't clear what tack they intended taking.

Freeman remained impartial and objective, but positive to religion in general (without ever mentioning atheism/agnosticism) the closing line was something like "whatever your faith... " blah blah blah.

Oh yeah, they also talked a bit about Near Death Experiences, and how similar experiences are across different faiths. Some see Jesus, some see lights, but so many report seeing something. One guy drowned and was in the water for a total of 15-18 minutes they brought him back and he is (now) convinced that there is some sort of afterlife.

Here's a somewhat less charitable review of the whole series (or at least whatever parts the reviewer has watched).

SkepticTank 04-12-2016 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637473)
Lol, no doubt. He has a great voice though.

He also narrates some sciency/universe series called Through The Wormhold. It's kinda similar to Sagan's Cosmos from the 70s but didn't get nearly as much hype as the Cosmos reboot that DeGrasse-Tyson hosted.

VoxRat 04-12-2016 04:01 PM

He also narrates a vote-for-Hilary ad currently running in NY.
(Logical conclusion:
God wants you to vote for Hilary.)

Jet Black 04-14-2016 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VoxRat (Post 2637520)
He also narrates a vote-for-Hilary ad currently running in NY.
(Logical conclusion:
God wants you to vote for Hilary.)

I thought God wanted people to vote for Carson.

gandalf 04-14-2016 10:34 AM

p sure god is a cruz fan

madmardigan 04-14-2016 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VoxRat (Post 2637520)
He also narrates a vote-for-Hilary ad currently running in NY.
(Logical conclusion:
God wants you to vote for Hilary.)

No. Red wants you to vote for Hilary.

ffejrxx 04-14-2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticTank (Post 2637487)
Quote:

Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637473)
Lol, no doubt. He has a great voice though.

He also narrates some sciency/universe series called Through The Wormhold. It's kinda similar to Sagan's Cosmos from the 70s but didn't get nearly as much hype as the Cosmos reboot that DeGrasse-Tyson hosted.

anyone else think they should have had a mike tyson vs DeGrasse-Tyson fight to promote it?

Old Dan 04-15-2016 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ffejrxx (Post 2638647)
Quote:

Originally Posted by SkepticTank (Post 2637487)
Quote:

Originally Posted by borealis (Post 2637473)
Lol, no doubt. He has a great voice though.

He also narrates some sciency/universe series called Through The Wormhold. It's kinda similar to Sagan's Cosmos from the 70s but didn't get nearly as much hype as the Cosmos reboot that DeGrasse-Tyson hosted.

anyone else think they should have had a mike tyson vs DeGrasse-Tyson fight to promote it?

http://i.imgur.com/gaotvdA.jpg


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