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34. Agnes Bojaxhiu collected hundreds of millions of dollars in donations.
Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:01 PM
Sep 2016

Where did all that money go?


...This returns us to the medieval corruption of the church, which sold indulgences to the rich while preaching hellfire and continence to the poor. MT was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction. And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been—she preferred California clinics when she got sick herself—and her order always refused to publish any audit. But we have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order. Excuse me, but this is modesty and humility?


“At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. 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 appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money—the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars—but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital.

Why didn't she choose to honor god with her suffering, as she forced others to?
I miss Hitch, greatly. Laffy Kat Sep 2016 #1
Not as much as I do. Cheers. Missn-Hitch Sep 2016 #28
Obviously. Laffy Kat Sep 2016 #36
Jesus Christ Lordquinton Sep 2016 #37
before I watched this video I had great respect for Mother Teresa..... chillfactor Sep 2016 #2
I don't recall that Hitchens ever had anything good to say about anyone. So this comes as no surprise The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #3
Mother Teresa thought abortion was the "greatest threat to peace" Major Nikon Sep 2016 #7
You expected Mother Teresa to be pro-abortion??? The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #8
The lack of toilets and the general lack of sanitation in the missions is independently documented. Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #9
"I'm proud to blame Teresa for the lack of toilets in India!" struggle4progress Sep 2016 #24
It was a medical facility Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #25
India's 900 largest cities generate at least 29 thousand million liters of sewage daily struggle4progress Sep 2016 #31
... Calcutta's sewage system was created under the British around the turn of the century struggle4progress Sep 2016 #33
I see a sewer has broken and a flood of Google Gish has poured out. Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #35
The actual facts might interest anyone who is really concerned about sanitation in India, struggle4progress Sep 2016 #44
I don't expect anyone other than misogynist shitbags to be anti-abortion Major Nikon Sep 2016 #11
Thats a pretty brave stand. Spent a lot of time in places like Calcutta have you? The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #12
Kolkata Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #13
"Of course, more politically correct visitors tripped all the time, rug Sep 2016 #17
Do you agree with her on abortion? Lordquinton Sep 2016 #38
How do you pronounce Kolkata, quinton? rug Sep 2016 #39
Do you agree with her stance on abortion? Lordquinton Sep 2016 #40
Start a thread on abortion if you want my opinion on it. rug Sep 2016 #41
Do you agree with her on abortion? Lordquinton Sep 2016 #42
It speaks volumes about you. rug Sep 2016 #43
That makes no sense Lordquinton Sep 2016 #45
You mean like you've judged Hitchens? Major Nikon Sep 2016 #14
I'll judge Hitchens. rug Sep 2016 #16
The day that you or Hitchens are awarded a Nobel Prize or become saints The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #19
Those that have no substance to offer are easily forgotten Major Nikon Sep 2016 #20
Henry Kissinger has a Nobel Prize. Act_of_Reparation Sep 2016 #23
Agnes Bojaxhiu collected hundreds of millions of dollars in donations. trotsky Sep 2016 #34
She thought OTHER people's suffering was a gift from God. Mariana Sep 2016 #15
I guess you would know the details of her death. The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #21
Don't need to be an expert to read the news. Mariana Sep 2016 #22
When we lost Hitch, we lost a gem. nt longship Sep 2016 #4
Hitch was not a gem. guillaumeb Sep 2016 #27
I don't agree with everything he said. longship Sep 2016 #29
Did you at least appreciate the humor in my response? guillaumeb Sep 2016 #30
I am not sure. longship Sep 2016 #32
As I stated on the other thread, this video may as well have been titled: jonno99 Sep 2016 #5
The problem those who make such observations have is Hitchens wasn't the only one calling bullshit Major Nikon Sep 2016 #6
It really isn't RCC doctrine that the dying poor should be denied palliative care. Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #10
Exactly. Mariana Sep 2016 #18
I'm also pretty sure the RCC is in favor of sanitation. Warren Stupidity Sep 2016 #26
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