Oscar award-winning actor Morgan Freeman played the role of God convincingly in “Bruce Almighty” alongside Jim Carey back in 2003, but did you know that Freeman believes he actually is God?
Let us explain. While Freeman doesn’t consider himself almighty or capable of working miracles, he has repeatedly given himself the title of “God” while explaining his extremely unique take on faith and the possible existence of a higher power.
In an interview with Fox411 earlier this week, Freeman was asked about his faith and whether he thinks there is a God. Some of his answers may surprise you.
Fox411: Do you think there is a God?
[Morgan Freeman]: Do I think there’s a God? Um (pause) yeah.
Fox411: You paused.
MF: I paused because I am God.
Fox411: Because every man is created in God’s image.
MF: Yes or God’s created in my image.
Now, if you take his comments at face value, it may appear that Freeman has some serious ego issues that would require an entire team of psychologists to remedy. However, we did some digging and discovered the actor has spoken about his oddball views on religion previously, though it is still difficult to completely understand his rationale.
Last month, The Wrap asked Freeman about an upcoming episode of his show, “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman,” which airs on the Science Channel. The episode was titled, “Did We Invent God?,” and the actor had an answer to the question: “Yes.”
In other words, Freeman doesn’t believe there is an omnipresent creator watching over the Earth but rather God was created by man.
He continued, “Well, here’s a scientific question: 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.”
Additionally, Freeman said it was “hard” to say whether he was an atheist or agnostic because he thinks “we invented God.”
“So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God,” he added.
Finally, Freeman also told Piers Morgan on CNN in September that he was “God.”
“You asked me before if I was a God-fearing man,” said Freeman. “And I said…”
“You don’t fear anyone,” Morgan replied.
“…Right, I’m God. Now that may sound frivolous but what I mean is that if God exists it only has to — it can only exist in you, not outside you, right?”
Got it? It’s alright, neither do we.