As he occasionally does, WorldNetDaily editor Jioseph Farah has called for a day of atonement -- and, as usual, Farah doesn't include himself among those who need to atone. Farah called for it again in his Oct. 4 column, though with a less partisan bent than previous attempts:
They call it a Jewish holiday – Yom Kippur.
It's the Day of Atonement, all right, but it's not just for practicing Jews. As Leviticus 23 makes clear, today is not a Jewish holiday, it's one of the feasts of the LORD.
In other words, it's for everyone who believes the Bible and in the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – and Jesus.
Christians should especially find it appealing, since they believe in the forgiveness of sins by the one they consider to be the "Jewish Messiah."
My family will fast and pray just like Jews around the world and more and more Christians who are rediscovering the Hebrew roots of their faith.
As in previous years, we're pretty certain he will never atone for all the lies and misinformation his WND has published over the past 25 years, and which he continues to spread.There's also the atoning for the rift he created with his daughter, Alyssa Farah Griffin, because she escaped the Trump cult and he refuses to. You'd think that would have shaken a man who wants us to believe family is important to him, but he's apparently content with -- and utterly unrepentant for -- tearing his family apart over politics.
This much rank dishonesty and bah behavior would take much more than a day to atone for, but Farah is silent on those sins, instead offering lip service to how, supposedly, his family "will fast and pray just like Jews around the world." Instead, he lectured (well, copied-and-pasted from his 2021 column):
We are a nation in moral free fall.
We've lost our ability to discern right from wrong.
We don't even accept that there is such a thing as sin anymore. Sinners, we're told, are just those practicing alternate lifestyles.
But this can't go on forever – just as it couldn't go on forever in ancient Israel when the nation went adrift.
God is longsuffering because He loves us. But like any good parent, He will not enable His children forever. He will discipline them in an attempt to bring them back to His authority – not wishing any should perish.
Yet it appears Farah will never offer any genuine atonement for his behavior until he nears, or passes, the point of no return (and maybe not even then). But if becoming estranged from his own daughter and WND living perpetually on the brink of extinction hasn't caused him to reach that point, what will?