Farah’s Pretend Conversion


I had a good laugh when I read Joseph Farah’s latest bit of commentary designed solely to promote his declared day of prayer on 9/11. It’s amusing because he pretends that he was just so moved by the problems we’re facing that he had to change from his usual stance as an objective journalist in order to save the country.

Maybe you’re one of those folks wondering if I’ve become some kind of a religious zealot – with all my campaigns promoting the No. 1 faith movie for 2012 and 2013, erecting Ten Commandments billboards all over the United States and now calling for a 9/11/13 National Day of Prayer and Fasting.

I admit a journalist and media entrepreneur is not the most likely candidate to be promoting spiritual revival.

No Joe, you’ve always been a religious zealot. You haven’t been a journalist in a very long time, if you ever were.

These problems are not going to be fixed through politics. Politics in America is broken, too.

They are not going to be fixed by the cultural institutions – like the media, Hollywood, academia, science, foundations. They, too, are broken.

In fact, all of these institutions have become judgments on a country that has lost its moral bearings, its sense of right and wrong, its concern for truth and real justice.

I’ve come to the conclusion there is only one thing that can save America from disaster – and that is a return by believers to the Creator God of the universe.

Oh, you’ve only just come to that conclusion? How amusing.

Comments

  1. Doug Little says

    They are not going to be fixed by the cultural institutions – like the media, Hollywood, academia, science, foundations. They, too, are broken.

    I notice he left off one very important cultural institution that is broken beyond belief.

  2. dingojack says

    Hey Joe* –
    A day of fasting and preying (sorry) praying isn’t gonna cut it. How about 29 or thirty days? You could call it – oooh I dunno – Prayatalooza or even (gasp) Ramadan! I’m sure no one will mind.
    @@
    Dingo
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    * Where you going with that cross on yer back?

  3. says

    Joe doesn’t even see the contradiction:

    First “Commandment”: No other gods before Yahweh.

    First Amendment: Any old god you wish — or none at all.

    Second “Commandment”: No graven images.

    First Amendment: What? Freedom of speech, freedom of the press. No enforced religious practices.

    Third Commandment: Don’t take my name in vain.

    First Amendment: Say whatever you like about Yahweh. (BTW: I’m using the definition of the commandment as understood by Americans — it’s clear that when written it was about contract obligations…don’t promise under an oath to Yahweh to deliver 5 goats unless you are going to deliver 5 goats.)

    Fourth Commandment: Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.

    First Amendment: No enforced religious practices. Worship whenever you want, however you want, or not at all. In short, forget the Sabbath if you want to.

    40% of Joe’s “Commandments” are directly contradicted by the First Amendment.

    Why do you hate America, Joe? Why do you hate the Constitution?

  4. Larry says

    He left baseball off the broken list, which its been ever since they instituted inter-league play. Talk about losing the sense of what is right and wrong. Tell your god to fix that!

  5. Randomfactor says

    What disaster?

    The impending end of his cohort’s death-grasp on the reins.

  6. slc1 says

    Re Larry @ #5

    Some folks think it was broken when the DH rule was initiated in the American League.

    Actually, I think it was broken when they went to the current playoff system which causes the World Series to be played in late October/early November. Nothing could be more ridiculous then playing baseball at that time of year in places like Boston, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, etc.

  7. dingojack says

    Randomfactor (#6) – for some reason I read ‘reins’ as ‘teens’*, I can’t say why.
    Dingo
    ——
    * that would be simultaneously so true and three different kinds of wrong, all in one sentence.

  8. typecaster says

    I notice he left off one very important cultural institution that is broken beyond belief.

    I see what you did there.

  9. a miasma of incandescent plasma says

    slc1 @ 8

    the current playoff system which causes the World Series to be played in late October/early November. Nothing could be more ridiculous then playing baseball at that time of year in places like Boston, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago , etc.

    Well at least they don’t have to worry about that on the North side…

  10. dan4 says

    “…a media entrepreneur…”

    One of the things Farah should pray for on 9/11/13 is acquiring a sense of modesty.

  11. slc1 says

    Re dan4 @ #12

    Even worse, since they went to all night games for the World Series, it’s even more ridiculous. As for the Cubbies, you never know. Some competent ownership might purchase the team, spend some money, and hire a competent general manager.

  12. stubby says

    “First Amendment: Say whatever you like about Yahweh. (BTW: I’m using the definition of the commandment as understood by Americans — it’s clear that when written it was about contract obligations…don’t promise under an oath to Yahweh to deliver 5 goats unless you are going to deliver 5 goats.)”

    I didn’t know that was what the 3rd commandment was about. Thank you for the knowledge, Kevin.

  13. lofgren says

    40% of Joe’s “Commandments” are directly contradicted by the First Amendment.

    But there are ten of them! TEN. Coincidence? I think not.

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