I know we're off-topic but ...
I wonder ... what does God or Catholicism have to do with showing some respect for a woman that dedicated her life to care for people you guys wouldn´t even touch with a stick?She didn't dedicate her life to that. She dedicated her life to self-promotion, hobnobbing with and taking money from fascists, and funneling most of her organizations money into missionary work, not helping the poor, whom she didn't really give two shits about. In fact, in her own words, she said the poor should just accept "their lot" and suffer because it brings them closer to Jesus.
Do some research before you blindly parrot the party line.
Teresa refused the suffering painkillers because suffering aligned them with the torture of Christ. She also accepted money from despots and also embezzled money, which she refused to return when found out. She also refused the dying any comfort -because again, it's unChrist-like to die otherwise- and yet died herself in the most luxurious comfort that the Western world could heap on her.This is a fact but is actually not very well known. Funnily enough, she's more of a celebrity worldwide than in Calcutta, where she isn't seen as benevolent as she is elsewhere. Christopher Hitchens wrote an expose and hosted a programme on the subject. Here's the first few chapters of a book on the subject: http://www.meteorbooks.com/introduction.html
^ this concerns factual, real-world problems. I see no problem in mentioning this. But let's not invoke the G-man. That's a mess we can't be bothered with. If you want to discuss this at length, create a new thread or PM one another. Trailer talk is slowing down but let's not veer too wildly off course
Yeah, sure, huge off topic, but ... do you really believe all that crap from this ... uh ... Christopher Hitchens
? A guy that justified the October Revolution as a necessary event in the modernization of Russia? Sure, more than 60 million dead to modernize a country ... Worth it, uh Christopher? Still drinking that much? Oh, wait ... You passed away already!
No more replies from me, I think we all let clear our opinion. To finish, just a wiki-quote:"Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity at the time of her death had 610 missions in 123 countries including hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counselling programmes, orphanages and schools. She was the recipient of numerous honours, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work."
Christopher Hitchens, at the time of his death, left to posterity ... errr ... nothing.
Now Prometheus ...