Today is Good Friday, a Christian religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Unfortunately, Good Friday is not a public holiday in France (unlike in my native UK), so I'm stuck here in my office writing this ... Still, it's raining outside, so I don't feel too bad about not having the day off. Anyway, enough about me, let's turn our attention to more important matters ... like the story of God.
TV promos are usually pretty straightforward, with footage cut from the shows they're pushing. But a new ad from National Geographic Channel puts original footage to great use in promoting The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, a documentary series coming in April. Sadly (or perhaps mercifully), the show isn't a sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which Freeman actually played God. The minute-long ad, by creative agency Holman + Hunt, opens on the Western Wall, the controversial Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, and includes shots of group ceremonies from other religions around the world, Christianity and Islam among them. [Source: Adweek]
Watch the video, and then do the quiz below.
Since the birth of humanity, across cultures and throughout the ages, we have prayed. Why do so many of us ask for help from above in our time of need? What is it that compels us to believe in something greater than ourselves? And why do even non-believers find a prayer on their lips from time to time? I want to understand this instinct that unites us all. Join me on a journey through history, science, and belief to discover the heart of the human condition, and tell the story of God. It's going to be quite a ride. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, coming soon only to National Geographic.