Mother Teresa was a sadistic Roman Catholic who had a perverted religious form of Munchhausen by proxy whereby she believed that people’s suffering in this life would bring them closer to Christ and they would be rewarded in heaven for their anguish. The way sainthood works in general is that the person is idealized. Good qualities are accentuated and bad qualities are simply banished and removed from history, and when confronted with these bad qualities the Roman Catholic Church makes it off as vile rumours and falsehoods. Her defenders/supporters vehemently reject all suggestions that her compassion may have been selective at best.
Or at worst grotesquely distorted by her peculiar “suffering is a blessing” religious view. When the International Health Organization honoured Teresa in 1989, she spoke at length against abortion and contraception and called AIDS: “A just retribution for improper sexual conduct“. Similarly, when Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she proclaimed in her acceptance speech that abortion was the greatest threat to peace in the world. Not to mention Mother Teresa herself personally took large donations from the psychopathic Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier publicly defending his atrocities committed against his own people in return for his money.
In the early 90’s, fraudster Charles Keating donated $1.25 million of stolen money to Mother Teresa. When asked to return the fraudulent money, Mother Teresa simply ignored the authority’s requests and to this day no one knows what happened with the money. As Christopher Hitchens very astutely summarized in an interview before his death: “…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.”
Since I don’t believe in morally magic people, I think the whole idea of sainthood is pretty useless. All the saints, every last one of them were morally corrupt human beings in some way or another. Having said that. Am I the only one who thinks it is crazy how whitewashed her name is? Seems like every person I talk to assumes she is was a saint, some trailblazer for the sick and needy. It is rather sad that it can’t be further from the truth. It will be interesting to see how she is remembered in the next 50 years. Good ol’ Monster Teresa watching poor people die slowly for years and profiting from it, will now be made a saint. She is/was no saint just a heartless Roman Catholic…