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40. Hitchens's research was used by the Vatican
Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:38 PM
Sep 2016

They did not dispute its validity.

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was a deeply ugly, hateful woman. If the Vatican wants to make more money selling trinkets with her loathsome visage stamped upon them, fine, but let's drop the pretense she had any virtues besides a talent for torture, hypocrisy and hoarding money for her own lavish health care (and who knows what else).

Mother Teresa Was No Saint [View all] niyad Sep 2016 OP
I only regret that I have but one K&R to give to this post The Polack MSgt Sep 2016 #1
sadly, you are quite correct niyad Sep 2016 #2
+1000 smirkymonkey Sep 2016 #25
Nailed it. nt SusanCalvin Sep 2016 #38
Me too. GoneOffShore Sep 2016 #30
I would have thought... Mike Nelson Sep 2016 #3
even things that don't happen!! niyad Sep 2016 #5
Indeed. She was a horrible person. R&K nt longship Sep 2016 #4
K & R for exposure. SunSeeker Sep 2016 #6
Yeah, but they need new saints. HassleCat Sep 2016 #7
Marketing is the name of the game. trotsky Sep 2016 #10
Looks like she is one now! misterhighwasted Sep 2016 #8
k and r Stuart G Sep 2016 #9
lets hope trump does not hire her pr firm dembotoz Sep 2016 #11
Come on - it's all BS malaise Sep 2016 #12
it's a vatican PR stunt to raise $$. sainthood is a racket nt msongs Sep 2016 #13
That whole miracle requirement makes me think none of them really are. ToxMarz Sep 2016 #14
'Mother Teresa will be the patron saint of white people on gap years' LynneSin Sep 2016 #15
Hitchens did a vidja about her. MynameisBlarney Sep 2016 #16
Hitchens, rightly, put Theresa in her place. progressoid Sep 2016 #20
Aye MynameisBlarney Sep 2016 #22
One of C. Hitchens many critiques on this "saint" was.... wolfie001 Sep 2016 #23
The woman was deranged! smirkymonkey Sep 2016 #26
It was barbaric MynameisBlarney Sep 2016 #32
The sick thing is she had the means and money to help smirkymonkey Sep 2016 #33
It can make you mad cry just thinking of the unnecessary suffering! wolfie001 Sep 2016 #34
Sounds eerily similar to MynameisBlarney Sep 2016 #36
Ain't that the truth. SusanCalvin Sep 2016 #39
(Shrug) The Church made a Roman tax collector the patron saint of bankers. Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2016 #17
Wow, brutal, but true Saviolo Sep 2016 #18
K&R nt lillypaddle Sep 2016 #19
"Mother Teresa was a martyr ... for white, bourgeois guilt" progressoid Sep 2016 #21
Yep, bingo. trotsky Sep 2016 #24
Lets see... tavernier Sep 2016 #27
The Vatican chose him to play the Devil's Advocate wolfie001 Sep 2016 #35
The Albania poison dwarf. GoneOffShore Sep 2016 #28
The so-called "University of Ottawa study" was conducted by struggle4progress Sep 2016 #29
I figured that "study" was bogus. Apparently The_Casual_Observer Sep 2016 #31
I agree BlueInPhilly Sep 2016 #37
Hitchens's research was used by the Vatican REP Sep 2016 #40
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