spellred: She’s no Mother Teresa!
jgs1122: Suffering is noble and builds character… as long as it’s happening to someone else.
gooberfaced: The more you learn about her the more you wonder how she came to be so revered.
What-The-Pho: I was getting concerned there wouldn’t be a “Mother Teresa is a scumbag” post this month
BroKing: ITT: another internet topic that pushes people to extremes of each side of the spectrum.
I swear, no one sees gray anymore. Everything is so fucking black and white. Mother Theresa was either a cunt or a saint. No in between. No real humanity that is imperfect and makes mistakes, but also attempts to do good.
Welcome to the age of outrage.
Deked: Don’t forget all the people she baptized against their will or without their consent.
currentlydownvoted: Oh hai is this the monthly “Mother Teresa actually sucked” thread?
AnAnonymousSource_: >By 1997 the 13-member Calcutta congregation had grown to more than 4,000 sisters who managed orphanages, AIDS hospices and charity centres worldwide, caring for refugees, the blind, disabled, aged, alcoholics, the poor and homeless and victims of floods, epidemics and famine
She started out with a basic mission to feed the needy. She was not a physician. She had no medical training. She went to a country that had a severe lack of every basic resource that we take for granted and is present in India today. Her work saved the lives of millions of people whether it be from starvation, disease, or even addiction. Her getting surgery doesn’t make her a hypocrite just like her refusing would not have made her a martyr. It prolonged her life so that she could do more good work.
She fought for years for people who had no one fighting for them. She died poor. She had no family but those she helped.
signalharbor: Saying she “didn’t work to alleviate poverty” is misleading. Mother Teresa said she didn’t do her work for the sake of solving poverty, she did her work for the sake of Christ. In Catholicism, people are called to love their neighbour as Christ loved the church. That doesn’t mean her work didn’t help alleviate poverty.
thndrstrk: So I see this all the time, but I’m sure she had some good qualities, right?
ChillPenguinX: Penn & Teller did an episode on her and Gandhi (apparently did not like black people at all) not being all that great.
skynetronin: I dunno. Giving up everything to live with the sick and feeble, sounds pretty heroic to me.
linklore: TIL people accept one man’s opinion as facts (should be no surprise given current political trends really)
Felynxx: “The intent is to provide these people with a sense of pride and accomplishment for suffering through sickness.” – Mother Teresa
Nekosom: Christopher Hitchens is the singular source for the vast majority of these claims. Doesn’t mean they’re not true, but many who worked under Mother Teresa either dispute these claims or say they lack context. But why let that get in the way of a good circlejerk, right?
kgentry36: She lived among the poor and gave them the best care available. Yes it wasn’t up to snuff with modern western medicine but despite all the donations the areas she served simply lacked the infrastructure needed to offer that kind of care. Of course it’d be better to send these people to a professional hospital but they went to her because they had no way of going to such a hospital. As for her receiving more advanced medical care she initially refused it but the sisters of her order forced her into it for her own good. And more than all of that she chose to give up everything and suffer with those she served. How the hell can we justify so much criticism while we sit comfortably in our homes living in (relative) luxury. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but before you decry her a devil for failing to live up to our standards maybe walk a mile in her shoes (or lack of shoes) and see if you could achieve half of what she did.
Lostinthemist81: Google Hitch on Mother Teresa for a good laugh.
monkeymonkenstein: You morons learned off a wiki page how some atheists are trying to destroy a saints rep. Downvote all you want retards.
dr-cringe: I don’t understand this – how can you learn an allegation, by someone who is clearly very vocal about his opinions against the Church and religion, as a fact?
These are all allegations, not facts. And no, citing Hitchens’ book doesn’t make it a fact. It remains an allegation.
Going by this trend, what’s next? “TIL NASA never really landed on the moon. They just shot the footage on a studio floor”?? Guys, try to present facts in this subreddit instead of nonsense like this.
david_bowies_hair: OK, so everyone is saying bad things about her, but remember she was a Catholic.
I’m not joking. She learned that suffering was part of the whole thing.
Everyone jokes about Catholic guilt and Nun’s with rulers, but before Vatican 2 it was the real deal.
pretty_lit: Out of all the people you could have criticized, mother Teresa was your top choice.
crimsonchin68: Ah, the ole “Fuck Mother Teresa” Reddit circlejerk, it must be that time of the year
Epitome_Of_Awkward: I’m not religious but how much can we really take away from a wiki post? Hypothetically, if the lore is true about such things as the Antichrist, he could have written this in order to fool us.
That darn Antichrist
a_chill_bro: Anything to discredit the Catholic Church, eh?
madpelicanlaughing: BS. It’s always easy to criticize, than to do anything. How many dying people did Christopher Hitchens help himself?