Farah Muses About Atheist President

A new Gallup poll finds atheists on the bottom of the list when it comes to who Americans would vote for. 54% of Americans say they would vote for an atheist, while 43% would not. That’s below even Muslims, who got 58%. Those were the only groups below 60%. Joseph Farah makes an amusingly idiotic argument in response:

The Gallup poll this month asked Americans if they would vote for an atheist for president – and 54 percent said they would.

Some found this shocking.

Not me.

We already knew this.

In 2008, 52.9 percent voted for Barack Obama – and that’s well within the margin of error on the Gallup poll.

I know what you’re going to say.

“Obama’s not an atheist! He says he’s a Christian.”

Right.

He’s a “Christian” who made his profession of faith in Jeremiah Wright’s church of hate and indignation. Excuse me, that’s not Christianity. That’s politics. It’s liberation theology. It’s Marxism with a few doses of opiates for the masses.

To be a Christian means to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

Does anyone reading this column believe Barack Obama has made that commitment? Does anyone believe Barack Obama makes decisions based on what Jesus taught?

But it’s all God’s will, you see. He’s punishing us through Obama:

I have no doubt that Obama’s reign of terror over the last four years has been a judgment on the U.S. – one that God allowed to happen. It’s not what He wanted for us. He wants us to turn back to Him. And throughout history, He has often used tyrants to accomplish that kind of spiritual revival.

So if it’s God’s will that Obama be in power, isn’t Farah trying to thwart that will with his crusade to have Obama declared ineligible and removed from office?

21 comments on this post.
  1. jimmiraybob:

    To be a Christian means to make Jesus the Lord of your life.

    I don’t recall Washington, Adams, Jefferson (especially), Madison, and a few others of the principle FFs making such a declaration. At least not without Barton’s help.

    Of course, I’m open to actual evidence to the contrary.

  2. Sastra:

    He wants us to turn back to Him. And throughout history, He has often used tyrants to accomplish that kind of spiritual revival.

    God sounds more and more like a psychotic in an abusive relationship. Are they completely tone-deaf to the implications of their “I only hit you because I love you” version of reality?

    Yes. And, I think, at some level, no. This is how they view the perfect relationship. Not of equals, not even of parent and child — but of master and slave. Or, if they’re of nice disposition, master and pet. The purpose of existence is to be completely obedience trained, so that we gratefully lick the hand with the whip. God uses the damned as training tools. It all falls into place…

    Creepy creepy creeptastic creepiness gives me the creeps.

  3. oranje:

    I must be missing the stories on this, but what exactly constitutes this “reign of terror?” Or nightmare. Or radical. Or any of it. It makes my head hurt.

  4. d cwilson:

    Oranje:

    Just substitute “not a republican” or “not white” for any description of Obama’s administration.

  5. theschwa:

    The original article edited his full comments. Here is what was cut:

    “To be a Christian means to make Jesus the Lord of your life. To pass tax cuts for the wealthy, demonize homosexuals, and never consider reducing war defense spending.”

  6. Sqrat:

    So if it’s God’s will that Obama be in power, isn’t Farah trying to thwart that will with his crusade to have Obama declared ineligible and removed from office?

    If God has perfect foreknowledge of the future, and if God is the creator of the universe, then God knew, before he ever created the universe, (1) that Obama would be in power and, (2) that Farah would engage in a crusade to have Obama declared ineligible and removed from office. Therefore, God must have wanted, and still want, both of these things. What we do not know is whether it was and is God’s will that Farah should succeed or that Farah should fail. But we’ll know that as soon as we know whether Farah has succeeded or Farah has failed.

    Your theological mileage, of course, may vary….

  7. andrew:

    So if it’s God’s will that Obama be in power, isn’t Farah trying to thwart that will with his crusade to have Obama declared ineligible and removed from office?

    Your problem in understanding them is that you start from this biased liberal position where things have to make sense.

  8. Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant):

    Yeah, he says he’s a Christian… But he did it in the wrong church.

    He said the wrong words… Or maybe they were the right words but they were said in the wrong way. And even if they were said in the right way nobody can prove he didn’t have his fingers crossed.

    He’s just playing at being Christian because it’s good politics, even though Christians are the most persecuted people in the history of the planet.

    So therefore he’s clearly an atheist.

  9. Doug Little:

    Does anyone believe Barack Obama Joseph Farrah makes decisions based on what Jesus taught?

    FIFH.

  10. Doug Little:

    Shit I meant Farah, don’t know where that extra r came from.

  11. Sqrat:

    Shit I meant Farah, don’t know where that extra r came from.

    It was the will of God.

  12. omnicrom:

    Excuse me, that’s not Christianity.

    No True Scotsman Fallacy! I’m sorry Joseph Farah, you lose 5 points and your next turn.

  13. Doug Little:

    It was the will of God.

    PBUH. Ha Ha Ha too funny.

  14. Modusoperandi:

    I knew that the Black Liberation Church was bad and scary and all, but I had no idea that it was Atheism! That’s even worser!

  15. vmanis1:

    There is a bizarre notion of evaluating political candidates by the policies they espouse, the degree of trust one has in each, and the degree to which one believes each is competent to carry out the duties of the office. I imagine that this notion is un-American?

  16. jayarrrr:

    54%???
    Baloney! 5 *POINT* 4% is probably closer to the truth.

    And if Obama had been baptized by Rick Warren himself at Bareback Church, they’d still find something wrong with it.

  17. dan4:

    “-one that God allowed to happen.”

    Uh, how exactly, in Farah’s view, could God “unallow” Obama to become President? Enforce mind control on people who were planning on voting for him to vote for McCain, instead? Somehow cause Obama to die or at least become incapacitated in some way that would render him unable to carry out his duties as POTUS?

  18. Modusoperandi:

    jayarrrr “And if Obama had been baptized by Rick Warren himself at Bareback Church, they’d still find something wrong with it.”
    That his tint didn’t wash off?

  19. criticaldragon1177:

    Ed Brayton,

    You’re right, Farah is being an idiot as usual.

  20. criticaldragon1177:

    Doug Little,

    You wrote,

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    Does anyone believe Joseph Farrah makes decisions based on what Jesus taught?
    —————————————————————-

    Farrah certainly seems to, although it could be argued that he does not in reality.

  21. namelesscynic:

    Obama’s reign of terror over the last four years

    Oh, god, yes! It’s been horrible! My taxes have gone down, and healthcare has been made available to everyone! It’s been like Stalin’s Russia all over again!

    The horror! The horror!

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