Dear Mother Teresa:

A woman who sits on great sums of donated monies and doles out the most basic of pain relief to the dying, so they can be more like Jesus, is an object of scorn, not worship.

That said, an article like this, doesn’t bring any pleasure to me. If anything, it is more saddening that you engaged in such atrocious and immoral behavior despite knowing better; that you neglected your humanity to suck up to the nonsense of spirituality.

You sacrificed the comfort and peace of others on the altar of your own perceived spiritual inadequacies. If there be a hell, may it have a special place reserved just for you.

6 Responses to “Dear Mother Teresa:”

  1. PatrickP Says:

    I thnk it’s funny that the super spirtual criticized her because she did not whisper the Gospel into the ears of the dying. Meanwhile, atheists scorn her for what? Scooping up vermin infested dying people from the gutter, washing them, and giving them a place to stay? How did she sacrifice the comfortand peace of others?

    The so-called crisis of faith she experienced is common. It’s the standard “dark night of the soul” that great saints have experienced. St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila, most notably.

  2. andy Says:

    As the post says, when your bank account is fat and you offer yourself up as a helping hand for the downtrodden, one might – oh – expect you to really help them. Telling them that suffering is beautiful and giving them an aspirin for their cancer doesn’t really count, does it?

    Mother Teresa was a great marketer, but no saint (pun intended).

  3. PatrickP Says:

    I wasn’t aware she possessed mountains of cash.

  4. andy Says:

    Former members of her convent / group indicate there was plenty of money, but that they were to suffer in poverty. Alas, the poor she was “helping” got to suffer right along.

    I can send you my copy of Hitchens’ book on Mother Teresa, if you like. :-)

  5. mr lady Says:

    Oh, Andy…
    Even I wouldn’t sink this low.

  6. andy Says:

    It’s only low if you accept the media image of her as some tireless crusader for the downtrodden, rather than a Catholic full of doubts, yet still encouraging others to see their suffering as beautiful just like Jesus on the cross, and doling out aspirin instead of – you know – getting them real help with the money provided her (some of which was dirty money, which she never acknowledged nor offered to return, so much for being good).

    I don’t doubt the woman meant well; it’s just that her definition of “well” and mine are rather at odds.

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