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Published: Friday, July 5 2013 6:50 p.m. MDT

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Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

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

endoftimes
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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

@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

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

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

@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

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

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

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

cindyacre
Shelley, ID

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
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@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

@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

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

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

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

@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

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

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

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

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

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.

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