Worldnutdaily Finds Spooky Parallels

The Worldnutdaily is selling yet another crazy book — and publishing a fake “article” intended solely to sell the product. This time it’s about the alleged parallels between ancient Israel and modern America. And the “reasoning” is quite amusing.

A messianic rabbi from New Jersey is stunning audiences nationwide by revealing the striking parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and what he suggests are God’s early judgments of America.

Jonathan Cahn of the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., says an otherwise obscure passage in the Book of Isaiah is since Sept. 11, 2001, being uncannily re-enacted in the U.S. just the way it originally played out in the time of the great prophet of Israel leading to the nation’s captivity and dispersions.

Ooh. We’re “uncannily reenacting” what the Bible says happened to Israel. Just wait till you see how closely we’re doing so:

“Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning,” he says. “The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy.”

The key to decoding the harbingers, he says, is found in understanding the seemingly innocuous words of Isaiah 9:10 (King James Version), what it meant to Israel and how the history seems to be repeating itself in America today.

“The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

These words were first uttered by leaders in Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali – an attack the prophet makes clear is actually part of a limited judgment by God against apostasy. It wasn’t meant to destroy the nation, but to awaken it, according to most commentaries.

But, says Cahn, Israel didn’t take the cue. Instead, the response from the people in Isaiah 9:10 is one of defiance. The brick buildings were toppled, but they vowed to build bigger and better. The little sycamore trees may have been uprooted, but they vowed to plant bigger and better cedars in their place…

“In the aftermath of the attack, the nation was stunned,” said Cahn, “Everyone was trying to make sense of what had happened – this unprecedented attack on America. The very next day, September 12, then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle presented America’s response to the world. And what did he say?”

Daschle said: “America will emerge from this tragedy as we have emerged from all adversity – united and strong. Nothing … nothing can replace the losses of those who have suffered. I know there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that speaks to all of us at times like this.”

Wow! The ancient Israelites showed determination in the face of tragedy and so are we. What an incredible parallel! I’m sure you skeptics and scoffers will point out that it’s a parallel with pretty much every country that has ever experienced a disaster of any kind. That would be just like you heathen unbelievers, doubting the word of God! And Joseph Farah gives you what you’ve got coming:

“The parallels are truly stunning,” says Joseph Farah, founder of WND, who is producing a video documentary about Cahn’s findings. “They are too numerous and too powerful to relate in news story form. In fact, they are overwhelming in their number and their exactitude. I am persuaded God is trying to tell America something and Rabbi Cahn has found the key to unlocking the message.”

And I’m sure the fact that you’re making money by selling the book to your credulous followers is purely coincidental.

As usual at the Worldnutdaily, it’s the comment section where the fun really begins. Did you know Obama is possessed by demons?

As a Canadian, I’ve been watching this practiced fraud Obama very carefully, even before his election. Beyond narcissism, he is demonically-possessed… make no doubt about it. He continues to hypnotize the media, the elect and the majority of voters despite his systematic destruction of all that is good in America. He may well win again as the majority are still dumbed-down. Basically what Hitler did to Germans. Obama uses Double-Speak as in Orwell’s 1984. Bait and Switch. People swoon and go back to sleep. Despite his muslim upbringing and now pretending to be Christian, he is definitely atheist.

Well as long as you’re being rational about this.


  1. says

    As a Canadian, I feel rather embarrassed by the quoted comment. Though I feel like hunting the commenter down, and leaping out of the shadows crying “Boo! I’m an atheist!”

  2. imrryr says

    I’m just as well attuned to what God is saying as Joseph Farah.

    You see, right now the Saints are 10-3. The Book of Isaiah has the following questions that the Saints must ask themselves:

    And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
    -Isaiah 10:3

    Spooky, eh? The day of visitation will be December 26th when the Saints host the Falcons in New Orleans. The Falcons are currently 9-5:

    For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
    -Isaiah 9:5

    Shit, next week’s game is going to be a blood bath! Everyone put your money on Atlanta! God commands it!

  3. d cwilson says

    Wait, if he were possessed by demons, wouldn’t that mean he has to believe in the supernatural and therefore, couldn’t be an atheist?

  4. peterh says

    This rabbi’s about on a par with Ken Ham’s “museum.” Duz yer s’poze he’s on its board?

  5. bksea says

    Maybe he has a point. The ancient Israelites relied on a bunch of superstitious stories to guide their nation and it eventually fell. Now, the American right is trying to get the US to follow those same bunch of superstitious stories…

    Insert Wrath of Cahn joke here.

  6. had3 says

    #4, just cuz he’s possessed doesn’t mean he believes. Many of the wnd readers believe they’re rational, but few are actually possessed by reason.

  7. lofgren says

    I have to admit I sometimes wonder if Obama is really a Christian believer, or if he just converted for the perks. There’s no real evidence that he doesn’t believe what he claims to believe. It’s just that if he did convert for the sake of convenience and his career, it probably wouldn’t look too much different than it does. But that doesn’t really mean anything. And ultimately it doesn’t really matter.

  8. Nentuaby says

    d cwilson:

    Your problem is you expect words to mean what they actually mean, not what the fundies want them to mean.

    Common fundie meme– EVERYONE believes in God. Literally, every single human being born– it’s deep-seated instinct. Atheists are those who reject that deity, but at heart we still believe. Even the wholly unevangelized know they’re missing something, so they need to be told the Good Word so that the God-shaped hole in their hearts can be filled in.

  9. MikeMa says

    You have to excuse the English Lit fail. Newspeak had liberal use of double and plus as in WND is double plus un-good.

    In 1984, they were trying to reduce variety and color in language. This seems right up Farah’s alley. His ultimate vocabulary would include just 2 words: buy & this.

  10. says

    @ Eamon Knight

    As a Canadian, I feel rather embarrassed by the quoted comment. Though I feel like hunting the commenter down, and leaping out of the shadows crying “Boo! I’m an atheist!”

    Lets go get him together.

  11. interrobang says

    Funny, I was just in Jerusalem two weeks ago, and everything there is built with the local stone (including the walls and buildings of the Old City); the newer construction is so because of a never-repealed law dating back to Mandate times specifying that all buildings in Jerusalem be built out of the (fairly) locally-quarried stone. If the number of cranes visible from any given line of site in Jerusalem is any indication, the city is thriving, too.

    I also saw lots of trees, mostly cedars and palms, but also a few olive trees with olives on. More trees than I was expecting, I must say, although by southern Canadian standards, none of them are very big.

    What a fraud.

  12. tfkreference says

    “He continues to hypnotize the media, the elect and the majority of voters despite his systematic destruction of all that is good in America. ”

    If by “destruction of all that is good in America” the commenter means his failure to fix what the previous administration broke, or sincerely try, I’d agree. Same if the atheist part were true…

  13. imrryr says

    Two things you can learn from bsidler’s links:

    1 – You may not comment on someone’s punctuation and grammar if your own grammar is not 100% flawless.

    2 – Ed Brayton is fat.

  14. Aquaria says

    He may well win again as the majority are still dumbed-down.

    Projection, thy name is conservatard.

  15. Aquaria says

    More ressentiment from conservatards, bsidler.

    You know, why are you conservatards such idiotic pieces of shit that you can’t argue the ideas, and only resort to juvenile taunts about people’s physical attributes?

  16. jakc says

    If we’re talking about language fails, then let me point out that wingnuts also don’t seem to know what the phrase “bait and switch” means.
    Imrryr – what does the bible say about what the point spread should be in the Falcons – Saints game?

  17. ArtK says

    Re bsidler:

    I like the accusation that freethoughtblogs is both a haven for snobs and illiterates. Is that like accusing someone of being both dregs and scum at the same time?

    Mr. Sidler, here’s some literature for you. It’s in reference to your writing, just in case you are confused:

    … it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

  18. Pinky says

    The WirledNutDaily is trying to be the National Enquirer of the religulous.

    Which would mean Chuck Norris is the confused, annoyed Bat-Boy and Victoria Jackson is, well I guess she is still Victoria Jackson. Jackson is incomparable.

    As for the person above trying to gather hits for his loose rant of a blog; you remember him from such things as: “A Badly Written Tribute to Pam Geller” (Link goes to a previous article by Ed.)
    Yesterday I Couldn’t even spell blocqger, now I am one.

    Don’t give him the keystrokes (like I just did.)

  19. Michael Heath says


    The WirledNutDaily is trying to be the National Enquirer of the religulous.

    Oh I think they’ve descended miles below the Enquirer; I’d think they’ve reached the territory with the rag who regularly features Batboy on their cover.

  20. dan4 says

    @4: No, the idea of something being “supernatural” extends beyond a theological context. The word has a broader meaning than the premise behind your question implies.

  21. imrryr says

    @jakc – After having a one on one conversation with the Godmeister, I believe we’re looking at a final score of 66 to 6 in favor of the Falcons.

    Remember Isaiah:

    For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
    -Isaiah 9:5

    And what color are the Falcon’s uniforms? Red and black, like fire and burnt fuel. Coincidence? Bah! There’s no such thing! Therefore a Saints rout is 100% guaranteed.*

    *And if this prediction turns out to be wrong… well, it’s because you didn’t pray hard enough.

  22. Johnny Vector says

    It is truly uncanny: Israel’s personal secretary, whose name was United, advised Israel not to go to the theater. The United States’ personal secretary, whose name was Israel, advised US not to go to Jerusalem.

    Coincidence? I think not.

  23. alexmartin says

    I am a “Con-serve-a-tiv”,but mainly out of a keen survival instinct. Many Army slogs through swampy bogs,always hated wet feet.

    Lefties are such wet socks.

    So antyway, nice to see that you folks (apparently routinely) recon the enemy camp and fill your noodles with the sweltering, seditious patter of the aforementioned “con-serve-a-tiv”s.

    How do you stand it?
    Does your head sweat? Do your noses bleed?

    WorldNetDaily? Like a good,old-fashioned bushbeater field manual.

  24. says

    Uh, why is a rabbi from New Jersey quoting from the King James Bible?

    Oh, wait! That’s a “messianic” rabbi from New Jersey! Let me guess … a person of Jewish descent who has converted to Christianity. But why call him a rabbi at all?

    Oh wait again! This is WND. There is no dishonesty beneath them.

  25. Jim says

    Yes, America is declining. However, a legitimate explanation can be found in Paul Kennedy’s “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.”

  26. says

    This guy, Jonathan Cahn, was on the wacky Coast to Coast AM radio show on Sunday, March 4th, 2012.

    He claimed that his book, Harbinger, is climbing up the Amazon book list. Unfortunately, the book is #46 among the top 100 books on Amazon.


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