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Glenn: Here’s the surprising reason why people love superhero movies
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Glenn: Here’s the surprising reason why people love superhero movies

You don’t need to believe in God to understand where the Western mindset comes from, but you do need to know your history, Glenn Beck said on Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”

The tragic case of 10-month-old Charlie Gard shows how much the Western mindset is shifting when it comes to the value of human life. A European court has ruled that his parents have no right to decide his medical care and can’t even take him home from the hospital for his last moments of life.

A Western culture that values human life was modeled on the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, but we’ve drifted away from those natural laws.

“Those were our highest ideals,” Glenn said. While our society was built on those ideas, “we have now rejected that and said that we don’t believe in the laws of Moses and we don’t believe in the Beatitudes or the teachings of Christ: forgiveness, kindness, humility.”

Who serves as our new role models? Glenn made the case for Marvel comic book heroes as the new examples of who we want to be. Because they exemplify the classic values of the West, they are the closest thing we have to true heroes at the moment.

“What are the movies that are huge successes right now?” he asked. “Wonder Woman, Captain America, Iron Man. All of these things have replaced our heroes.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network .

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