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Farah’s Prayer Rally Already Producing Miracles!

You gotta hand it to Joseph Farah and the Worldnutdaily. When he decides to focus on a story or an event, he can beat that horse until it’s so dead that even flies wouldn’t touch it. Take his 9/11 prayer and fasting rally, which his site is promoting with a new story nearly every day. Never mind that there’s nothing new to report. If some obscure figure says they like the idea — voila — a whole new article. Like this one, which suggests that the event is already producing “miracles.” What miracles, you ask? Good question.

Some supporters are beginning to suggest there may be a connection between recent news events and the prayers and calls for prayers.

Talk-show host Barry Farber, who announced his support for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance on his nationally syndicated program this week was one of those who made the link.

“You’re reminding me of the lessons I learned – and forgot – during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956,” he told WND’s Joseph Farah, who first made the call for the 9/11 event.

“Everybody in Hungary went to bed on October 22, 1956, thinking they were the only anti-Communists left alive in Hungary. By mid-afternoon the next day, there were no Communists left in Hungary. Ditto for those of us who believe in God, endorse prayer, oppose abortion, despise Benghazi lies. Do you realize the extent of the revolution you might be leading? I forgive you if you don’t. It’s all too huge.”

Did you detect anything remotely coherent in that weird paragraph? I didn’t either.

Farah says he made the call for the 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer and Repentance out of a sense of frustration with politics and the decline in morality in the country. He suspects there is a connection between the revealing of national “sins” and the desire by believers to confess their own sins to God in unity with other believers.

“The key to this call is II Chronicles 7:14,” said Farah. “This is the prescription of a Holy God for national healing. He tells believers they are to do four things: humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. In turn, God says He will hear their prayers, forgive their sins and heal their land. Honestly, I believe if believers across America do this, we will see miracles. Could it be they are already occurring? I wouldn’t be surprised.”

Now that’s crack reporting right there. Do they have evidence of any “miracles” occurring? Nope. Do they have any specific claims of any “miracles” occurring? Nope. Do they even have some coherent idea of what a “miracle” would be if it did happen? Nope. But he “wouldn’t be surprised” if there were some, so that’s worth a whole article. Incidentally, there was no byline on the article; apparently no one wanted to actually take credit for it. Imagine an article so utterly devoid of actual news that someone at the Worldnutdaily wouldn’t put their name on it. That’s like finding a song so bad that Justin Bieber wouldn’t sing it.

The 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands around the country, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Chuck Norris, David Barton, Jonathan Cahn, Greg Laurie and even syndicated radio talk-show host Mancow Muller. Recently Farah and a small working group behind the project have decided to give the event a new focus – repentance.

Great idea. Farah should repent for his sins of pushing mindless stupidity and lies on his readers.

Comments

  1. coragyps says

    Shit. I’ll bet his rally is causing tornados, with the only “miracles” being the one house out of a thousand undestroyed.

    And that one house was actually in Sitka, Alaska, not in Oklahoma.

  2. blf says

    If his “rally” (more likely, a small collection of ranting nutters, now known (in the UK at least) as “swivel-eyed loons”) is causing tornadoes, that is a miracle.

    Nothing says a miracle has to nice.

  3. Mr Ed says

    I think your mistake here Ed is that you assume that time is linear for God like it is for us. The miracles cause by the day of prayer may have happened years ago, similarly Oklahoma my be punishment for future sins.

  4. dingojack says

    Now come on Ed – another thread today tells us that Michele Bachmann (one of Farah”s hurtle of has-been hack headliners) is now under investigation by the Federal Electoral Commission, the Office of Congressional Ethics, and now, the FBI too!
    IT’S A MIRACLE!!!
    Who says prayers go unanswered?
    :) Dingo

  5. matty1 says

    My take on the Hungary paragraph is.

    In 1956 every single person in Hungary was secretly anti-communist but didn’t realise anyone else was until the uprising.

    Today every single person in America secretly agrees with Farah but won’t realise anyone else does until the prayer rally.

    My head hurts just trying to count the errors in that line of reasoning.

  6. Synfandel says

    A new article each day whether there’s news or not is like the ordeal we all went through during the papal conclave. Every twenty minutes, round the clock, for days and days and days, we had to have an update from a reporter on the scene to tell us that the cardinals were still having their discussion dinners and nothing had come of it yet.

  7. says

    Do they even have some coherent idea of what a “miracle” would be if it did happen?

    Here’s one: if dog made Farah smarter than an amoeba.

    (Oh, and I apologize to the Amoeba Anti Defamation League!)

  8. badgersdaughter says

    The major problem with the paragraph on the Hungarian Revolution is that it’s wrong. The second problem is that the Russians rolled in and obliterated the revolution merely a couple of weeks later. Is that really the image we’re supposed to be thinking of?

  9. gshelley says

    Are they trying to say that the IRS and AP “scandals” came out as a result of the call to prayer?

  10. says

    Two old men (one, Farrah’s father) sit in rocking chairs on the porch…
     
    “Son’s got his own business. Fake news, scams and whatnot.”
    “I heard.”
    “Yup.”
    “Good work, if you can get it.”
    “Yup.”
    “Yup. Good work.”

  11. greg1466 says

    I like how it breathlessly claims “The 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands around the country”, as if that is actually a significant number.

  12. Sastra says

    “This is the prescription of a Holy God for national healing. He tells believers they are to do four things: humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. In turn, God says He will hear their prayers, forgive their sins and heal their land…

    This part always confuses me. Farah and his followers clearly think the problems with this country are the fault of the NON-Christians in the land: arrogant, defiant, wicked liberals. Gay marriage, abortion, not believing in God, etc.

    So how would Christians repenting of their “wicked ways” ( ‘I skipped last Bible study to watch a movie’) suddenly change everything and now allow God to heal their land?

  13. says

    Sastra “So how would Christians repenting of their “wicked ways” ( ‘I skipped last Bible study to watch a movie’) suddenly change everything and now allow God to heal their land?”
    Look, you work with what you have. If processed meat is bad, but all you have is vegetarians, then you’d better make ‘em the best damn vegetarians they can be (and, if you can’t, you can still scam some money and time off of them. It’s win-win).

  14. Doug Little says

    Ditto for those of us who believe in God, endorse prayer, oppose abortion, despise Benghazi lies

    Holy shit, Benghazi has been raised to unprecedented levels, who knew.

  15. Ichthyic says

    He suspects there is a connection between the revealing of national “sins” and the desire by believers to confess their own sins to God in unity with other believers.

    yet another in the million pieces of evidence supporting the fact that xianity is essentially a tool for manipulating authoritarian personalities.

  16. DaveL says

    I like how it breathlessly claims “The 9-11-13 National Day of Prayer has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands around the country”, as if that is actually a significant number.

    Yes, but it sounds a lot better than saying it now ranks just below Pomeranian cosplay porn in popularity.

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