More Poop on the Fraud Bitch Mother TeresaPosted by Jim Newman on March 7th, 2013 – 8 Comments – Posted in Catholic Church
Another study shows Mother Teresa to have been a fraud, less interested in helping the poor than proselytizing and fighting abortion. There seems to be little new here but the vastness of Teresa’s positive image requires a little adjustment still. It’s not merely to expose her more but to show the horror of withholding money, medicine, and material in the certainty that poverty and illness are god’s will and should not be challenged, just smile, smile, smile.
She was “anything but a saint,” the Canadian study authors found, as Newser reports. In fact, she found beauty in watching people suffer, the authors say.
It being a snow day yesterday and a late school start here I took the opportunity to revisit Hitchen’s “The Missionary Position.” She did indeed believe the poor were blessed, “kissed by Christ.” Nor did she believe they needed to be cured. Though she had access to millions, 100 or so, she refused to provide drugs or tests to evaluate care and cure. She eschewed cures for proof that there will be poor and as proof that god intervenes when he wants and to those upon whom he decides. We should not judge, only smile. We have no right to judge god’s plan with human intervention. Better make them worse to garner sympathy that the only happiness lies in promoting god’s will as perfect, untouched.
The research paper claims that the celebrated nun had 517 missions in 100 countries at the time of her death, but that the majority of patients were not cared for properly and many were left to die, according to the university website. In addition, the Vatican is said to have ignored a doctor’s assertions when it concluded that a Mother Teresa miracle healed a woman who had tuberculosis and an ovarian cyst.
Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving apt care.
I have an Aunt who does not believe in welfare, social, or economic programs for the poor. There will always be poor means you can’t eliminate poverty. Such a pointless effort that only individual solicitations are possible. Teresa did not use the money she had to alleviate suffering. She did not believe there was any material answer to their plight. Rather an ongoing mumble jumble about love and forgiveness. Don’t judge apparently means don’t triage the disease.
According to the study, the doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions and a shortage of actual care, food and painkillers. They say that the problem was not a paucity of funds as the Order of the Missionaries of Charity successfully raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Researchers said that when it came to her own treatment, “she received it in a modern American hospital”.
What a great way to save money. We don’t need medicine, doctors, or even a yard and a fence. Just some nasty building and cots. Let them live out their fetid lives in misery and then refill the cots. Maybe this was her secret way of reducing population? Naww, she early on demeaned any temperance of the debate on abortion by insisting that any and all contraception was abortion. That even the many women raped in mideast wars should bear their children. Orphanages were her answer to unwanted children. Yet, her small orphanage did little to alleviate the many many children that remain on the street in permanent destitution. God’s will. If he wants them to have homes, they’ll appear.
The researchers say Muggeridge had decided to promote Teresa. In 1969, he made a eulogistic film on the missionary, promoting her by attributing to her the “first photographic miracle”, when it should have been attributed to the new film stock being marketed by Kodak.
Following her death, the Vatican decided to waive the usual five-year waiting period to open the beatification process. According to the researchers, one of the miracles attributed to Mother Theresa is the healing of Monica Besra, who suffered from intense abdominal pain, after a medallion blessed by her was placed on Besra’s abdomen.
Larivee said, “Her doctors thought otherwise: the ovarian cyst and the tuberculosis from which she suffered were healed by the drugs they had given her. The Vatican, nevertheless, concluded that it was a miracle. Mother Teresa’s popularity was such that she had become untouchable for the population, which had already declared her a saint.”
So when they did give drugs and the patient survived it was a miracle. Couldn’t it have been the drugs? Maybe they thought there weren’t drugs, the doctor was using a placebo. Good enough. Poof proof.
One of the more prophetic stories in Hitch’s book is the secret commission of baptisms. They would ask a dying person if they wanted a ticket to heaven, if the answer was yes, they would wipe their brow with a wet rag, mumble the creed, and baptize the Hindu or Muslim without their knowledge of a ceremony having been performed–after all baptism is the ticket to heaven–they said yes. Teresa’s monument says “Today I am going to heaven.” I guess that’s the sine quo non of the good life and any cheat to get there will do. Well, it probably was whistling in the grave yard since her private papers evidence doubt, much doubt as to why the poor aren’t cared for by god.
God needs the poor in order for us to choose. That’s it. Unlike Jesus that just wanted to help the poor, faking a few miracles himself, god allows the poor that we might see goodness. She did not say AIDs was the scourge of god but she did say that it seemed like divine retribution for sinful sex. In the midst of religious disease all roads lead to god’s perfect goodness.
The Times of India, reporting on the controversial essay, wrote that the authors asserted Mother Teresa saw beauty in the downtrodden’s suffering and was far more willing to pray for them than provide practical medical care. Meanwhile, researchers say, the Vatican engaged in a PR ploy as it threw aside concerns about her suspicious financial dealings and contacts to forgo the five-year waiting period to beatify her.
Quick, the church is dying in Rome and moving to Africa and the America’s. They needed another Euro Saint quick. Of course John Paul created so many saints during his tenure the bar was very low. Who would pick on a little old lady that constantly spoke of love, forgiveness, and attended only to the poor? Miracles be damned, full steam ahead.
Pray your hate away yields to pray your disease away. Too bad the poor can’t sue or find enough pro bono lawyers to extract some of that fortune for malpractice, neglect, and abuse. No, it’s abortion that’s evil; now, there’s some materialism she can get behind. From her Nobel speech.
Today, abortion is the worst evil, and the greatest enemy of peace.
Huhh? They wonder why we call her a crazy bitch.
One summer the sisters in a Rome novitiate chose to can their bounty of surplus tomatoes. Mother Teresa on a visit was displeased. Missionaries of Charity do not store things but must rely on God’s providence. This Jesuit and Franciscan attitude of going into the wilderness without concern and counting on god’s providence causes a lot of missionaries to die but the certainty of their supposed care converts many. It’s a great PR message if you suspend the need for sanity. Unfortunately this virus of faith causes others to assume they will be cared for and to deny any kind of material support–give em a bible and not a blanket. Seek death and be free.
It’s not over. I am betting on the new pope being a black man who is homophobic, anti contraception, and pro poverty.
Commentaries note that she inspired humanitarians. Isn’t that why they invented the devil? Let’s acknowledge that Teresa is satanic and then I can go on with how she inspires goodness–go the other way.
Here’s Hitch on the bitch. Just so we never forget.
Jim Newman, bright and well