Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA

http://www.sfweekly.com/2012-01-11/news/mother-teresa-catholic-church-john-hardon-donald-mcguire-child-abuse-jesuits/5/
 
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, once the irritating Blessed Teresa of Calcutta as a result of one of the milestones in the scheme by the late Pope John Paul II to fast-track her to sainthood, and now the even more annoying St Teresa of Calcutta, is destined to become one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church. It has emerged that she had to be exorcised of demons on her deathbed. She certainly needed it! And the Vatican ghoulishly used the suffering of Monica Besra to pretend that Mother who was dead cured her miraculously. That cure was one of the grounds on which Mother was made a saint.

Writers Professor Serge Larivie and Genevieve Chenard in the journal, Studies in Religion/Sciences, have made it clear that Mother Teresa deserves severe criticism for "her rather dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding, in particular, abortion, contraception, and divorce."

For example, the 517 missions she had set up for the poor and the sick in many countries were really just places for the dying to be dumped in. Doctors who checked out her activities in Calcutta have established this. The places were found to be needlessly dirty, the inmates were inadequately fed and looked after. Worse, they had NO PAINKILLERS!

Mother let people think that money was scarce but that was not the case at all.

 

Incidentally, Susan Shields was once a nun in Mother's order under the name of Sister Virgin.  Of the donations that Mother's order received, "The money was not misused, but the largest part of it wasn't used at all. When there was a famine in Ethiopia, many cheques arrived marked 'for the hungry in Ethiopia'. Once I asked the sister who was in charge of accounts if I should add up all those very many cheques and send the total to Ethiopia. The sister answered, 'No, we don't send money to Africa.' But I continued to make receipts to the donors, 'For Ethiopia'."

The writers noted that Mother never gave money to help the victims of natural disasters in India. But she said prayers for them. And she wasted the money on sending them medals of the Virgin Mary. Millions of dollars were put by Mother into many secret accounts.

Thanks also to the work of Christopher Hitchens it is possible to see the truth about Mother Teresa who nobody dares criticise.

During Mother's 1990 visit to Albania she kindly laid a wreath for monster dictator Enver Hoxha in which she carefully avoided mentioning the violations of human rights under the remarkably oppressive Stalinism of the country.  If Stalinism is an example of evil

Mother aided the evil Duvalier family of Haiti and buttered them up telling them in a speech they loved the poor and the poor loved them. She got a million dollars from Charles Keating and kept it ignoring requests to her to return it after she knew he had stolen the money. She provided a character reference for him in court.  She has opposed the human right to divorce, contraception and abortion and the rights of secular people. She thought she knew it all. It was okay for her to campaign against these things for she never needed them. She was an epitome of the reprehensible selfishness that exists in the worst fundamentalist Christians. She even said that poverty was a gift from God. She accepted the vicious idea that the purpose of suffering is for the betterment of character. The atheist refuses to condone suffering this way and so the atheist should have a greater hatred of the suffering in the world than the religionist. She refused to use anything in her clinics to relieve pain for she accepted the Catholic doctrine that suffering is a good thing. She checked into the best hospitals in the world when she was sick herself and anything was good enough for the poor she used to create her grand and glorious image.


Brian Dunning of the Sceptood website wrote:


We might be inclined to guess that …Missionaries of Charity must be a major force in Calcutta. However, a 1998 investigative report from Germany found that Missionaries of Charity was not even among the 200 largest charitable service providers in Calcutta. She may have had this larger-than-life international image of a great healer, but within Calcutta, she was little more than a small-time missionary.


In the interest of transparency, I should mention that during Charles Keating's prosecution, I was a youthful court specialist at the law firm Alvarado, Rus & McClellan that represented the class of victims from his Lincoln Savings and Loan, mostly retired people who lost their life savings. Part of the Lincoln Savings training materials said "Remember the weak, meek and ignorant are always good targets." We were all pretty gobsmacked that Mother Teresa had stepped in on Keating's side. I guess her advocacy on behalf of the weak, meek, and ignorant was inversely proportional to the size of the donation.
He confirmed she ignored requests to return the money.

End of quote.

Mother stated that dogs were fed on human foetuses. No evidence for this claim has ever been uncovered. She approved of a film about her, Mother Teresa and her world, which claimed that there were a quarter of a million lepers in Calcutta while another film she collaborated in said it was 40,000. She has exaggerated the number of lepers and has helped them in preference to the even more serious plague of malaria.

She lied as well that she knew no poor woman in Calcutta who had had an abortion though Calcuttans regarded abortion as no big deal and all classes used it.

Mother had 50 million dollars in the New York bank alone and yet the order greedily solicited for money. This was the order that used the same syringe on many sick patients under the pretext of hard times. The money shouldn’t have been lying in accounts. Every penny should have been used.

Mother Teresa spoke against Vatican II making any doctrinal or practical changes in the Roman Catholic Church in the sixties. She supported the old horrific triumphalist and sectarian Church system that existed before Vatican II. She did not want the Church to become more human. She has frequently presented Calcutta as being a worse city than it really was to pull in the donations.

Please look up the sites by Christopher Hitchens and Aroup Chatterjee on the Internet and do a search in Google. Free Inquiry Winter 97-98 Volume 18 and Issue 1 ran an article by a former member of the Order Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. She left the Order and exposed the evil and predominant side of Mother Teresa in the article. The article can be found on page 31. She testified that |Mother believed that obedience to the Order and to the Church is God’s will and that it is good to choose to suffer for it makes God give more graces out to the Church. Attachment to people and friendship was forbidden. This is so that Christ’s command that God alone be loved and other things loved for his sake meaning not for themselves but for him and not for yourself but for him may be observed. The effect of all this was the nuns telling lies and refusing to commit the sin of thinking independently. Mother Teresa caused a lot of destruction among the nuns. Mother Teresa amassed huge donations for the order and made no effort to make sure that the nuns used clean needles when they injected. She wouldn’t supply them. The Order she ran is so much like an extreme religious cult.

The Lancet, a respected medical journal, gave a negative appraisal of Mother Teresa's methods of looking after people. She refused to listen. She had the money to improve the substandard care.
 
Two thirds of the patients who went to Mother Teresa's facilities were looking for a doctor and there was none available for them. Patients then died because they only had custodial care.

SF Weekly make it clear that Mother Teresa knew that her priest friend, Donald McGuire, abused a Bay Area boy in 1993. The Church, for a change, dismissed him from his ministry. She didn't care and made efforts to have him put back into active ministry. She stated this must be done as soon as humanly possible. In a letter she referred to the abuses as sad events and that he was guilty of imprudence. In other words, he made a mistake. She was close to excusing his behaviour. She got her wish for his reinstatement and the McGuire attacked more boys. He ended up arrested in 2005.
 
She wrote, "I understand how grave is the scandal touching the priesthood in the U.S.A. and how careful we must be to guard the purity and reputation of that priesthood". She lied that she considered his crime grave but she stated that the reputation of the Church took priority.
 
Again she implied the crime was not serious and made no difference to her, "I must say, however, that I have confidence and trust in Fr. McGuire and wish to see his vital ministry resume as soon as possible." There was no empathy for the victim.
 
The letter was used as evidence in litigation against McGuire's order, the Jesuits.
 
Teresa was a metaphysical terrorist. She loved a God who sends women to hell for all eternity if they have an abortion of their own free will and never repent. Mother then thinks that is right so if she were God for a day that is what she would be doing to those women. The fact is that accusing women who have abortions of murder is extreme hate speech and must be legally stopped.

BOOKS CONSULTED

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME, Michael de Semlyen, Dorchester House Publications, Bucks, 1993
BREAKING FAITH, John Cornwell, Penguin Books, London, 2002
BORN FUNDAMENTALIST, BORN-AGAIN CATHOLIC, David B Currie, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1996
CHRISTIAN ORDER Vol 39 Number 1 Simon Clency Mariapa, Editorial Office, PO Box 14754, London SE19 2ZJ
COUNTERFEIT MIRACLES Benjamin B Warfield, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, 1995
FROM FASTING SAINTS TO ANOREXIC GIRLS, Walter Vandereycken and Ron van Deth, Athlone Press, London, 1996
MAKING SAINTS, Kenneth K Woodward, Chatto & Windus, London, 1991
OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM, Ed by Michael de la Bedoyere, Constable, London, 1964
POPE FICTION, Patrick Madrid, Basilica Press, San Diego, California, 1999
PURGATORY, Rev W E Kenny BD, Church of Ireland Printing, Co Dublin, 1939
SERMONS OF ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, Tan Books, Illinois, 1982
THE BANNER OF THE TRUTH IN IRELAND, Winter 1997, Irish Church Missions, Dublin
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WOMAN, Karen Armstrong, Pan Books, London, 1987
THE GREAT MEANS OF SALVATION AND PERFECTION, St Alphonsus De Ligouri, Redemptorist Fathers, Brooklyn, 1988
THE LEGENDS OF THE SAINTS, by Hippolyde Delehaye, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998
THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Christopher Hitchens, Verso, London, 1995
THE POPE IN WINTER, John Cornwell, Viking, London, 2004
THE PRIMITIVE FAITH AND ROMAN CATHOLIC DEVELOPMENTS, Rev John A F Gregg, BD, APCK, Dublin, 1928
THE VIRGIN, Geoffrey Ashe, Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd. London, 1976
VICARS OF CHRIST, Peter de Rosa, Corgi, London, 1995

THE WWW

The following two sites show just what a liar Mother Teresa was and her callous heart is laid bare. They show the deceit of Pope John Paul II who was eager to make a saint of her.
 
OPEN LETTER TO MOTHER TERESA, Aroup Chaterjee
http://website.lineone.net/~bajuu/chatlet.htm

MOTHER TERESA THE FINAL VERDICT Aroup Chaterjee
http://www.meteorbooks.com/index.html
This fascinating book reveals shockers such as that the pope has beatified Archbishop Stepinac of Zagreb who stood idly by as Jews and Communists were hounded to their deaths and the notorious fascist Cardinal Schuster of Milan. THE POWER AND THE GLORY, Inside the Dark Heart of John Paul II's Vatican, David Yallop, Constable, London, 2007 page 362 shows that there is no record or evidence that Stepinac did anything to stop the priests and religious under his authority who were part of efforts to force people into conversion to the Church or die. The most senior Ustashi war criminals who operated this scheme were protected by the Vatican until 1947 (page 363). The Vatican ratline for war criminals enabled 30,000 plus to escape (page 364). Stepinac is quoted as giving an defence of his evil actions that amounted to saying he should be excused for he was only obeying orders (page 364).
 
BIBLE VERSION USED
The Amplified Bible 

THE WWW

The following sites show just what a liar Mother Teresa was and her callous heart is laid bare. They show the deceit of Pope John Paul II who was eager to make a saint of her.

An interview with Christopher Hitchens on Mother Teresa: http://www.SecularHumanism.org/library/fi/hitchens_16_4.html

Defending Mother Teresa: http://www.thehappyheretic.com/3-98.htm

Mother Teresa's House Of Illusions: http://www.SecularHumanism.org/library/fi/shields_18_1.html

The Illusory Vs. The Real Mother Teresa: http://www.ffrf.org/fttoday/august96/hakeem.html

The Mother of All Myths: http://website.lineone.net/~bajuu/