Joseph Farah prays for Obama to fail

Posted on January 20, 2009

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“Pray Obama Fails.” That’s the title of Joseph Farah’s WorldNetDaily “exclusive commentary” on the inauguration of now President Obama. Farah’s logic, if we can call it that, is this: Obama wants to replace “self-governance and constitutional republicanism” with a country “based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.” Riiiiiiight….

The kicker for me, though, this line:

I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God’s. Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God’s straightforward Commandments.

Excuse me? Self-governance is mentioned where in the 10 Commandments, exactly? The three versions I’ve read today (Exodus 20, Exodus 34, and Deuteronomy 5) say nothing about government, or “constitutional republicanism” for that matter. And Farah’s immediate segue about “rendering unto Caesar” being invalid since everything Caesar owns is God’s first, well, that’s just an end-run to keep you from thinking about the fact that the Commandments say buptkus about government, centralized or not.

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t that quote above sound a little like Farah knows something we don’t? Not only does he apparently know God’s agenda perfectly, but he apparently knows Obama’s agenda perfectly too. After all, you can’t be “100 percent” sure that they’re in opposition unless you know both perfectly, right? That smacks of prophecy, though, maybe even witchcraft. And last I checked, both were frowned upon pretty seriously in the Bible.

And let’s not forget that pride is supposedly a sin. I can think of nothing more prideful than claiming to know God’s agenda and will….

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