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Sat Sep 3, 2016, 06:40 AM Sep 2016

Mother Teresa: Beloved and scorned on the eve of her canonisation [View all]

9:02am September 3, 2016
By Nick Alexander

To some she's the paragon of Christian virtue, while others call her "Hell's Angel".

On Sunday in the Vatican one of Christendom's most celebrated icons, Mother Teresa, will be canonised – the culmination of an official church process to ratify her two miracles.

Mother Teresa's impending sainthood comes a year after Pope Francis recognised her second miracle – the 2008 deathbed recovery of a Brazilian man whose brain was riddled with cancer.

Her first miracle occurred a year to the day after her death on September 5, 1997.


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Mother Teresa was good.
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Mother Teresa was bad.
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Mother Teresa was both good and bad.
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Mother Teresa was neither good nor bad.
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There is neither good nor bad.
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Capitalism causes poverty.
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Never met her. pangaia Sep 2016 #1
Me either. rug Sep 2016 #20
She was human, not a "god" & like most humans, both "good" and "bad" hlthe2b Sep 2016 #2
That's about it. rug Sep 2016 #16
Hell's Angel? Hitchens utterly fails to prove his case. nt jonno99 Sep 2016 #3
Really? Do you have counters to his claims? Humanist_Activist Sep 2016 #5
Oh please, the video may as well have been titled: jonno99 Sep 2016 #6
Isn't that just a condemnation of Catholic Beliefs? Humanist_Activist Sep 2016 #7
Evil? Again, you're talking about church doctrine. You, I, or the rest of the world jonno99 Sep 2016 #8
I would say that if someone were to put such beliefs in practice... Humanist_Activist Sep 2016 #9
My original point stands. This criticism is not jonno99 Sep 2016 #10
Redemptive suffering does not mean to cause suffering at all. rug Sep 2016 #17
True, but it does mean accepting it, which is just fucked up... Humanist_Activist Sep 2016 #18
Well, sometimes that's all you can do. rug Sep 2016 #19
A couple things... MellowDem Sep 2016 #4
I really haven't delved into the merits of the debate about her that's been going on for 20 years. rug Sep 2016 #11
The problem is the level of care present in the hospices in India... Humanist_Activist Sep 2016 #12
I understand that's the criticism (but not the main one) and I can't evaluate its accuracy. rug Sep 2016 #13
It would seem less histrionics would be involved... MellowDem Sep 2016 #24
There have been saints for 2,000 years without people losing their minds over the concept. rug Sep 2016 #25
India's median annual per capita income is around $600 struggle4progress Sep 2016 #14
Sometimes I wonder what the hell we're fighting about in here. rug Sep 2016 #15
It looks like she caused more sufferring edhopper Sep 2016 #21
Oh, Chatterjee's been pushing that for two decades. rug Sep 2016 #22
I am sure you can find ways to discount him edhopper Sep 2016 #27
If there's a 25% OFF! tag hanging from his ear, I'll take it. rug Sep 2016 #29
And what she actually did there is immaterial? edhopper Sep 2016 #32
What she actually did there is material. rug Sep 2016 #33
We have found out edhopper Sep 2016 #34
Is there anything less than 22 years old? rug Sep 2016 #35
She died 20 years ago FFS. edhopper Sep 2016 #36
Come on, ed, you can do better than that. rug Sep 2016 #37
Case in point edhopper Sep 2016 #38
Most of us are some combination of good and bad. Jim__ Sep 2016 #23
Your last sentence would be a fitting epitaph for anyone. rug Sep 2016 #26
Though there is evidence edhopper Sep 2016 #28
Not that I've seen. Jim__ Sep 2016 #30
Depends where you look edhopper Sep 2016 #31
You're the one claiming there's evidence. Jim__ Sep 2016 #39
has been edhopper Sep 2016 #40
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