Thursday, March 7, 2013

No Shit - Mother Teresa Edition

One of the things that made Christopher Hitchens awesome[1] was his bluntly honest stance on Mother Teresa.  I think he would have approved of today's news about her[2].
A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a fortune.
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.
And not just because the article mentions he was a source for the study.  It's a shame he's not still around to see it or to respond.

I wonder what bullshit Catholics & The Vatican will have to say in response to it.

1.  Twelve Apostates - Christopher Hitchens

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