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Mother Teresa 'a friend of poverty, not of the poor'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    She's about to be elevated to Sainthood by the Catholic Church, but not everyone believes the narrative:

    Evidence - and her own words - show that Mother Teresa was not so much a "champion of the poor" but a religious fanatic who took pleasure in their suffering. Not only did she refuse to alleviate the pain of her patients but she gloried in it. As she herself said: "I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people."

    Her famous 'Home for the Dying' in Calcutta was deliberately kept as barren, destitute and inadequate to the needs of her patients as possible. This, according to Teresa, was God's will. Even though the donations from wealthy patrons were enough to fund a number of world-class clinics, her patients languished in Dickensian poverty. In 1994, Robin Fox, of the medical journal Lancet, shocked many by saying that her "TB patients were not isolated and syringes were washed in lukewarm water before being used again. Even patients in unbearable pain were refused painkillers, not because the order did not have them but on principle". Fox was only one of many who have reported back about the true nature of Teresa's ministry, only to be ignored.

    Yet Teresa's aim always was to promote a cult of suffering and subjugation of the poor. "You are suffering like Jesus on the cross", she once told a patient. "So Jesus must be kissing you." (The suffering patient screamed back: "Then tell your Jesus to stop kissing me.") Notably, Teresa did not feel she had to include herself in this "suffering for Jesus". Instead she eschewed her own clinic for the costliest care that California could offer when she needed it.

    Mother Teresa 'a friend of poverty, not of the poor' - Independent.ie
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  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    When did Mother Teresa join the SEC?
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I've always thought her 40 times were bullshit.
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Would have made a great Democrat candidate for president.
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  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This happened in a church where priests were allowed to molest children with impunity. I'm not surprised.
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  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Baron must be asleep.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Nah, she was against abortion and birth control. Sounds like a Republican to me.
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Clearly she was enough of a monster she could have risen to prominence in either party.
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  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    But she was good in the beginning ...
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    What a shame. She was great in "The Client," though.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Oof. Another joke that doesn't land.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

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