Farah’s Proudest Achievement

Joseph Farah of the Worldnutdaily would like you all to know that his proudest achievement ever is having produced a video that says the terrorist attack on 9/11 was God’s judgment on America for being a free country that lets people do things God doesn’t approve of.

As a writer, publisher, editor and journalist, I’ve had a few moments in my life in which I got the feeling of satisfaction that I had done something to further God’s kingdom.

I have that feeling today about a new video documentary I produced called “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”…

It’s the story of how what happened to the U.S. Sept. 11, 2001, was a warning – from God. And it provides what I believe to be overwhelming evidence to support that conclusion.

Of course, when a wingnut says he has “overwhelming evidence” of something, what it really means is that someone has found a way to make a Bible verse mean what he already believed to be true. And that’s the case here, as made clear by an earlier Worldnutdaily article on the book that is the basis for this documentary:

“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.”

Wow, bricks fell down in Israel! Just like in America! OMG, we’re so alike! That is what constitutes “overwhelming evidence” to Farah, whose proudest achievement is selling this nonsense to ignorant and deluded people. And here I thought damning with faint praise was something you did to someone else, not to oneself.

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  • Poor Farah, a failure at everything he attempts. Fortunately, in his own head he’s a genius (but it’s difficult to hold a party in such a small space).

  • Chiroptera

    The Gospel writers had Jesus predict his death and resurrection by using analogies drawn from the Old Testament (for example, lying in the tomb for three days = Jonah being in the whale for three days).

    Later, Medievel scholars created sort of a cottage industry by looking at almost every Old Testament story and seeing within them an allegory for something that happened in Jesus’ ministry.

    It doesn’t surprise me that a Christian like Farah would be so steeped in the tradition that he reads what he thinks of as literal history as also being a prophecy of what is happening right now.

  • The Lorax

    Paging Harold Camping, paging Harold Camping, please come to the white courtesy phone.

    Seriously though, we need to organize some End of the World parties. Every time the world is going to end, we get together and have chocolate cake and ice cream and watch My Little Pony. We can make it a “thing”. It’ll be great!

  • cptdoom

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

    For the record, the Twin Towers were made of steel and concrete, with a healthy dose of gypsum walls, while the Pentagon is made of limestone. Not a brick anywhere to be seen.

  • MikeMa


    Good point but there are bricks in Farah’s head. They count, right? They have clearly fallen down and all…

  • Farah thinks the 9/11 attacks were god’s judgement on America? Funny, I think Bin Laden would have agreed with him.

  • zippythepinhead

    These rantings remind me of a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon where Calvin is being “creative” with tinkertoys, while the caption reads: ‘But Calvin is no kind and loving god! He’s one of the old gods. He demands sacrifice! Yes, Calvin is a god of the underworld! And the puny inhabitants of earth displease him! The great Calvin ignores their pleas for mercy and the doomed writhe in agony!’ — http://www.progressiveboink.com/jon/images/calvinhobbes/bill4.gif

  • So now Farah is down to Fred Phelps’s level?

    Oh well, that dodge about Phelps being “just an outlier” was wearing a bit thin anyway…

  • slc1

    Re KathyO @ #6

    Farah and bin Laden, comrades in arms.

  • Aquaria

    I guess he didn’t see the backlash against Falwell and Robertson for saying the same thing. This is what the evangeliscum do, though. All the have is hate anymore, and the babble is chock full of it.

  • Heh. I got a “Page not Available” error the first time I tried to come to this post…

  • carolw

    I guess I didn’t memorize enough bible verses in Sunday school back in the day. I never got my Isaiah decoder ring. Pooh.