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  •  Agree, thanks for the link (7+ / 0-)

    From the 1st review.
    "Mother Teresa apparently considered pain sacred - as long as it happens to somebody else, and as long as that person is poor. Hitchens mentions (p. 41) a filmed interview in which Mother Teresa says with a smile what she told a patient suffering unbearable pain from terminal cancer: "You are suffering like Christ on the cross. So Jesus must be kissing you." The patient's response: "Then please tell him to stop kissing me."
    There you have it. Mother's theology glorifies suffering. Suffering is good. It is the kiss of Christ. The suffering of the poor helps the world. So one can be a saint only by helping the suffering poor. There is no saintliness in helping the non-suffering non-poor. So collect millions in the name of the suffering poor; just don't spend it on relieving their pain or restoring their dignity.

    Really an eye opening book.

    Gitmo is a Concentration Camp. Not a Detention Center. Torture happens at Concentration Camps. Torture happens at Gitmo. How much further will US values fall? Where is YOUR outrage at what the United States does in OUR names?

    by snoopydawg on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 10:13:09 AM PDT

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    •  I remember years ago reading in one of the (4+ / 0-)

      women's magazines how Mother Theresa was brought to the attention of the world in a concerted PR effort by the Caltholic Church to 'push back' against the growing 'women's movement.  

      The image of her presented was that of a self negating person obedient to the male authority of the church, requiring very little for herself to live on, but doing great things for the poor and ill.  

      The opposite of the 'women's movement' heroines, who thought for themselves, worked for themselves, demanded parity, were often disobedient of male authority, and lived by themselves in independence.  

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