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Mother Teresa exposed


She was exposed a long time ago. Christopher Hitchens wrote an expose, and Dr. Aroup Chatterjee
wrote a few books about her. He became suspicious when he was unable to locate most of her "clinics," despite being a native of Calcutta and knowing the city very well.

Hitchens said she didn't love the poor; she loved poverty, which isn't the same thing. What's amazing is that while she was alive, she was admired by both liberals and conservatives. The cult of Mother Teresa started in the 1960s when a Catholic filmmaker, Malcolm Muggeridge, was making a documentary about her. Muggeridge claimed that one scene was illuminated by light emanating from Mother Teresa herself.

Agnes Bojaxhiu, aka Mother Teresa, was friendly with dictators like Muammar Khaddafi, Baby Doc Duvalier, and Enver Hoxha, the dictator of her native Albania. She also accepted money from disgraced banker Charles Keating. When the judge in Keating's prosecution, Lance Ito (the same judge who later presided over the O.J. Simpson trial), wrote to her to ask her to return the money Keating stole from his customers, her response was that she could put it to better use than they could.

Mother Teresa campaigned to prevent the country of Ireland from legalizing divorce, but when her friend Princess Diana divorced Prince Charles, she applauded it because Diana was "unhappy." Her clinics were notorious for uncleanliness and withholding painkillers, and were little more than places for people to go to die, but she spared no expense on the best medical care for herself. To this day, her order, the Missionaries of Charity, refuses any external audit.

After her death, her journals revealed that she had lost her faith in God, and spent her final years in bitterness and misery. This pales in comparison to the misery she inflicted on others through her influence that encouraged the unavailability of contraception and abortion, two things that can lift women out of poverty.

Once revered by all, in recent years Mother Teresa's hypocrisy and the evil she perpetrated have become much better known. Probably suspecting that her image would be tarnished, the Vatican upended protocol by ramming through her canonization in record time after her death.
Human1000 · M
@LeopoldBloom Right! (Hey, he's just like me! I don't eat kidney, though).
@Human1000 You don't relish the inner organs of animals?
Human1000 · M
@LeopoldBloom Lol, I’ve had liver and onions back in the day, but these days even my mother’s chopped liver gives me pause. 🙊
revenant · F
Lots of Indian people do like her though.
@revenant Yours can't be, so thanks for admitting your logic is bullshit.
revenant · F
@Emosaur have you been in the war ?
@revenant Deflection.
val70 · 51-55
Leave the dead be. I was against her even before Chris Hitch. I dislike people who recount history as if it was a summer painting class
@val70 They're not comparable because we don't have the same detail of information on them that we do about a modern person like MT. If MT lived in the Middle Ages, we wouldn't know much about her beyond the fact that she had care facilities for poor people.
val70 · 51-55
@LeopoldBloom Here's my last say on the matter. Have you ever been inside the Vatican archives for example? Read Teresa of Avila in Spanish? Obviously not. You deny people their say even before they can say anything to you. You even haven't met anyone we've mentioned in our chat here. But who knows indeed. How can make it more plain to you? The world isn't flat any more. You can't see the obvious connection between Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, and you probably haven't met George Steiner either
@val70 I don't care about Teresa of Avila and have no reason to denigrate her. Is she controversial or something? From what I know, she was a Spanish religious mystic and was involved in several church reforms. I'm not aware of anything negative about her.

I'm not aware of anything negative about St. Francis of Assisi either. All I know about him is that he was kind to animals. Is he controversial too?

I'm focusing on Mother Teresa now because that's what the original thread is about. If you want to expand the discussion to historical figures with good reputations who were actually monsters, we can do that.
This is nothing new. People like to idolize, such as Lance Armstrong too. You need to go behind the curtains when it seems to good to be true.

A brief book [i] The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice[/i] (1995) by Christopher Hitchens is critic look.
Human1000 · M
@BlueSkyKing People thought I was nuts for calling Armstrong out before the scandal. The dude was always a total prick.
Would John Oinger do her?
It should also be noted that Mother Teresa wasn't just a bad apple between millions of good Christians, but that she acted out the core teachings of Christianity, featuring the neoliberal-like idea of suffering being a choice, the fascistic rejection of science in favor of faith, pseudoscience and esotericism, and religious imperialism, which is also fascist.
Mother Teresa was indeed a good Christian - in the sense that all she did was follow her religion's teachings. I really wish people stopped considering Christianity this amazing religion that's all about peace and love when the supposed "bad apples" are the ones following it the most accurately.
Wow. I knew she was heartless, but holy shit.
Peaceandnamaste · 26-30, F
@LordShadowfire Always got bad vibes from her, I wish people would stop putting celebrities and religious leaders on pedestals.
@Peaceandnamaste I'm sorry to say I was one of the people who were fooled by her when she was alive. It was only after she died that I started hearing the rumors.

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