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Glenn Beck's 'Man in the Moon' tour brings light, dark of US history to Salt Lake

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  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    July 5, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    Several of these artifacts have little to do with American history.

  • endoftimes ,
    July 5, 2013 9:57 p.m.

    Those who forget history and ignore its lessons, are doomed to repeat it. Mr Beck recognizes the urgency of the times and has put this collection together, much, not all, he has acquired himself. Mercury's museum is not entirely about America, but of all mankind. Many are rewriting history, or attempting to, in order promote the agenda of their selfish, "live for today" beliefs. Mans history of destroy and conquer has repeated the cycle over and over and over. Those promoting the idea that God is a fable, fairy tale or myth will find out soon enough that which is true. Of course those "tolerant" ones on the left will continue to hate and curse those like Glenn Beck who believes this country was inspired and created through Divinity. Never in recorded history of Earth has there been a free country like ours, the United States of America.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    July 6, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    @endoftimes

    "Never in recorded history of Earth has there been a free country like ours, the United States of America"

    Have you traveled very much? Yes, when the US was formed, it was a shining example of democracy that inspired the world. But now, you can travel to many other countries that are also great examples of democracy, and that have comparable amounts of liberty as the US.

    I am so tired of hearing the theory of American exceptionalism, as if somehow Americans are different from every other people on the earth. We are not. While you can argue about various details around the edges, our democracy is no better or worse, in general, than that found in many other countries. We are not uniquely blessed by God, and most of the features that made America a great experiment in democracy had already been earned, at some significant cost, in struggles within England.

    The theory of American exceptionalism is nationalism, pure and simple. And if there is anything worse than nationalism, it is the union of nationalism and religion. The union of "God and Country" is bad for religion, and for the country.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 6, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    Those who forget history and ignore its lessons, are doomed to repeat it. Mr Beck recognizes one more chance to profit from the fright his vitriol produces in some people and has put this collection together, very little of which he has acquired himself. Mercury's museum is not entirely about America, but of all mankind. Many conservatives, like Beck, are rewriting history, perverting it, in order promote the agenda of their selfish, "make me wealthy, suckers," beliefs. Man's and religion's history of destroy and conquer has repeated the cycle over and over and over. At death, all of us will discover whether or not God is real or a fable, fairy tale or myth. We will find out soon enough that which is true. Of course those "tolerant" ones on the right will continue to hate and curse those who are not gullible enough to believe Glenn Beck as he uses the idea that this country was inspired and created through Divinity to enrich himself. Never in recorded history of Earth has there been a free country like ours, the United States of America, where charlatans like Beck may become wealthy.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    I do not hate and curse beck for claiming the divinity of the nation. I saw him on his tv show once, quasi weeping in front of the crazyboard where he had just made great leaps from logic into fantasy, holding a swastika. Rather, I fear for us all, that anyone should put credence in the claims of someone so obviously off balance is troubling. It is the height of arrogance for someone to claim that they have become privy to the mind of god, to which I am not, and that as a result of it they, and their message, are infallible. This nation was founded by men, educated elites of their day. They were not perfect, certainly not divine, but they were well aware of what they wanted, and of the lessons of history. The folly of infallible arrogance is among those lessons.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    @Chymist,

    Please don't jump to conclusions. Endtimes quote doesn't say the U.s.a is the greatest nation on earth, but it is obvious he is proud of his country, which in most people's opinion is a good thing because it makes one want to improve their country.

    I don't live in the U.S. and have lived in two foreign countries for a total of 8 years. I love both those countries, but always find myself comparing them with the U.S. There is a lot more to be proud of the U.S. than most any other country and a lot less to be embarrassed about. I believe most Americans today believe we are not headed in the right direction (look up recent Rasmussen and Gallup polls) and that we need to get back to where we were decades ago on many issues. That does not mean that everything should go back to how it was.

    You rightfully point out that many Americans feel exceptional just because they are born in the U.S. That is a fallacy, but it does not mean that being proud of the good in your country is jingoistic.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    I don't see how anyone could be a good Mormon and watch Glenn Beck.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    July 6, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    "Man in the Moon"-- Glen Beck...a duo made for each other.

  • cindyacre Shelley, ID
    July 6, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    To Skeptic, yes there are countries with comparable freedoms TODAY, but it wasn't so in the 1700'. People came to American for opportunity to be free worship God how they saw fit (and not the way the State Religion said so), to be able to speak out (and not be thrown into prison), to own their own land or business (and not work as a serf on someone else's). Yes, we all need to read history. American's history of freedom is....historical.

  • endoftimes ,
    July 6, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    @Skeptic

    We are a Republic sir. Apparently your prejudice of religion has clouded a major reason there was an exodus of Europe. Freedom from a state run religion was a large reason in itself. Never did I mention that America is the only exceptional country or that we alone are "uniquely blessed". It has been extraordinary however. Pay no attention to details, they don't matter (ugh..). I yearn for the days to be subject to a monarchy, czar or dictator. Austerity in many countries keep people prisoners with no hope. Take a look at the subjects in Spain, Portugal etc... Love that 30% unemployment, only those who through inheritance and royalty stand a chance we have here in America every day (for now).

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    @cindyacre
    "People came to American for opportunity to be free worship God how they saw fit (and not the way the State Religion said so),"

    The Pilgrims first went from England to the Netherlands which was open to other religions, only catch was the Pilgrims didn't want that much religious diversity, they wanted their own space to run their church so they came here.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 6, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    All the way to the bank, Glenn!
    Hurry, Hurry! You are still young enough to pull off much more of this sort of thing.
    It appears you have hoodwinked, at least, a good number of Utah's population.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    to The Skeptical Chymist

    "The theory of American exceptionalism is nationalism, pure and simple. And if there is anything worse than nationalism, it is the union of nationalism and religion. The union of "God and Country" is bad for religion, and for the country."

    Thank you. Have you ever noticed the "irony of American Exceptionalism"? Everything is crappy unless America becomes more theocratic in Christian Dominionism kind of way?

    American exceptionalism is Jingoism IMO.

    You are spot on about the marriage of Nationalism & religion. It was lampooned quite well in V for Vendetta.

    re: atl134

    Agreed. The repressed, whiney Puritans couldn't get their way so they left. Sounds like today religious right has a precedence set for them. There is plenty of space up in Alaska esp Wasilla.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    re: one old man

    Agreed. Nothing like capitalizing on the ignorance of others to make a fast buck.

    Kudos to the Beckster... Gold prices have plummeted & he has found another way to con, hustle, bilk the simple minded out of their $.

    re: Hutterite

    "I saw him on his tv show once, quasi weeping in front of the crazyboard where he had just made great leaps from logic into fantasy, holding a swastika."

    2 thoughts; 1) can you specify which episode? ROFL! 2) Lewis Black was right in his assessment of Professor Beck?

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    July 6, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    @Mike Richards,
    It isn't true that President Obama has hurt us financially, to the contrary: the economy, jobs, stock market, housing are recovering the wars are coming to an end and things are slowly improving. There will always be (and always have been, and always will be) challenges and problems no matter who ever or what party is in office. Bellyaching doesn't help. Things are better today than ever, and they wii continue to get better and better with each new generation.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 6, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    That DN gives Glenn Beck free publicity illustrates truth is less important than celebrity when it comes to being a Mormon.

    re:MikeRichards

    Your comment is full of distortions, and yes, lies. Was Obama aware of the practices of the IRS? Numerous hearings have shown the opposite. And, why do you think Congressional Republicans have suddenly dropped the investigation? Because as more facts comes out it appears the IRS was looking at a broad array of groups not just conservative groups.

    I could go on and counter everything you stated and provide numerous examples of blatant lies by Beck.

    But I won't waste my time.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 6, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    The LDS Church museum is FREE.
    The National Museum in Washington D.C. is free.

    Anything else is nothing more than a salesman, selling something, and making a profit from it.
    Glenn Beck is a Capitalist, 1st and foremost - period.

    He's doing this for Glenn Beck, Inc.

  • Pendergast Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    per skeptic

    Agreed.

    Hey Mike; Care to enlighten us on say... GM for example? You might want to look at the latest JD Power surveys.

    to LDS Lib (moments ago)... Agreed. GB is being self serving, greedy, & oh yeah Prideful.

  • Nita Harris Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 6, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    How much has Obama made since becoming president??

    Btw, Sceptic says, "It isn't true that President Obama has hurt us financially, to the contrary: the economy, jobs, stock market, housing are recovering the wars are coming to an end and things are slowly improving." Poor guy, I guess you are living in a dream world.

  • NateSG St.George, UT
    July 6, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    Can someone tell me how our country got to be a super power so fast? It must be magic or divine providence! Or we are really really lucky.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 6, 2013 8:38 p.m.

    No, Nita. HE'S not living in a dream world. He just doesn't listen to those hateful radio stations that tell gullible people to believe what you are believing. Turn the radio off, do some serious reading of accurate sources and see how long it takes for you to wake up and come back to the real world.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 6, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    @NateSG
    "Can someone tell me how our country got to be a super power so fast? It must be magic or divine providence! "

    We were an ocean away from anyone who could realistically threaten us. Kept us rather safe and free to expand and we really haven't had to deal with any foreign invasion since the war of 1812 (we've been attacked like at Pearl harbor but not outright invaded). I suspect if the US were the same except in Europe it would just be on the tier with the UK Germany and France.

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 7, 2013 12:59 a.m.

    Most of you spewing vitriol and hatred for Glenn do not watch him. He respects your rights much more than you respect your own. I learned more about love and tolerance from him than I am learning from any of you making harsh comments.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:11 a.m.

    I always think it's so sad to hear unsuccessful people whine about those who are successful. Apparently, ya'll think you shouldn't have to pay for anything and you should get it all for free.

    The fact is that much of what Glenn has been doing this week is charitable. And yes, we believe that we should all pay our own way. If Glenn has an event and admission is charged, that's just fine.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 7, 2013 7:20 a.m.

    If a conservative doesn't like what a talk show host says, he just changes the channel. If a liberal doesn't like what a talk show host says, he demands he be silenced, shouted down and taken off the air! Free speech isn't just for you liberals.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 7, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    To skeptic:

    How can you possibly state that Obama has not hurt this country financially?

    There are still fewer jobs today than the day he took office. There have been over 6 million high paying manufacturing jobs lost during his administration and most of the jobs he's added are low paying service, food and part time jobs. I read last week that the average annual family income has dropped almost $6,000 since Obama took office.

    On top of that, our federal budget has grown over 50% to unprecedented record levels under Obama. In truth, he has been a financial disaster for America.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 7, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    The liberals here are funny. They are doing everything they can to detract from Glenn Beck preaching the truth about American History. Here we have a balanced portrait of history where they show both the good and bad that our country has done, and the liberals want it to be ignored. Why ignore what our country has done, whether good or evil? What is it that you liberals don't want revealed?

    To "LDS Liberal" I hate to break it to you, but most museums charge money to enter. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, the Utah Natural History Museum, the Leonardo, and countless other GOVERNMENT owned and operated museums charge entrance fees. Does that make the Government evil too?

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 7, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    To LDS Liberal:

    Redshirt has a good point. Most museums do have entrance fees. And it does cost money to move all these artifacts around the country, hire support people, and rent the necessary space. And based on the attendance to this one, most people understand that, and so don't mind paying a nominal fee.

    The problem is that most liberals have the mindset that the government should be supplying everything for "free", without realizing that the governments involvement actually increases the cost of everything they are in involved with. No exceptions. As much as liberals hate to admit it, there really are no such things as free government meals... or anything else.

  • DUPDaze Bakersfield, CA
    July 8, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    The hate in these comments are coming from one side. Guess you have to be in think-sync to deserve your entrepreneurial wreath.

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    July 8, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Ha- GB's name was mentioned in one sentence as the tour's funder. Where does all the vitriol come from?

    I'm more interested in the original editions of the Mormon scriptures on display. Which reveals more: the documents with evidentiary changes and edittings from their original inspiration, or a man who believes that their modern-day morphs don't cause any concern?

    The skeptics should have a healthy respect and interest for truth in all aspects of Mr. Beck's psyche and persona. JS was accused of embezzling money from which bank?

    C'mon. Be equittable in your scathing inquisition.

  • DUPDaze Bakersfield, CA
    July 8, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    So the voices of the GB haters are so loud that DN won't even give some info on the actual tour? C'mon. If you're going to title the article with his name and tour, how about some actual details, purpose, facts?

  • play by the rules SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    July 8, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    Hey Glenn, all the haters must mean you are doing something right. Keep up the good work. Rather than not listening to you the haters keep hating. It reminds me of a scripture, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard for it cutteth them to the very center.

    Great show! Great Fans! Great Environment! Keeping the American dream alive.

  • Kate Hutch Kenmore, WA
    July 9, 2013 5:32 p.m.

    If America was truly great, we would all have health care, like all the other developed countries do.

    I think, therefore I am not Glenn Beck. Bamboozler extraordinaire. Raise your hands if you lost money buying gold on his advice! (Yeah...I thought so...you don't want to admit it publicly.)