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naomi24 | 09:16 Thu 19th May 2022 | Religion & Spirituality
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I've watched two of the three parts of this documentary on the life and work of Mother Teresa. I'll watch the third tonight.

//Did the nun really deserve her saintly reputation? She inspired a craze for self-flagellation among her ‘sisters’, says one woman in this shocking three-parter, while a street doctor is even more scathing//

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/09/mother-teresa-love-of-god-review-damning-testimony-killer-witness-saintly-flagellation

Chilling to say the least. Mother Teresa was a bizarre manifestation of self-obsession - in my opinion.

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Not watched it. I assume this flagellation was unforced.

In the end it's a case of whether the good done during the lifetime sufficiently outways any bad.

Personally I'm not in a position to judge but will say that, as a kid I was given the impression that somehow saints had approval from God itself; when I grew up and realised it was just religious people applying a title to favoured folk I was much less impressed, and care little of who or who is not awarded the title. It's all a bit of nonsense anyway.
We have yet to watch with interest when we get home.
There were three pictures in many Irish homes which, because I was a nice person, I ignored.
I couldn’t ignore when pictures of Mother Teresa joined them.
A cruel, deceitful, greedy, nasty woman who did much damage.
The woman was a nut case that was idolised by the media.
Christopher Hitchens did a pretty good book on her.
Loads of you tube ex nuns that reveal her for the vile person that she was.
I haven't seen it, but there was literally a module on her, in Nursing training- as a warning.
Apperantly, Christopher Hitchins book "The Missionary Position"
about Mother Terresa was to be called
'Holy Cow'
But considered a bit too contraversial.....
Just a bit of triv...
Don’t know about nut case, Nailit. Sharp enough to fill the Vatican coffers with millions the poor could have done with.
Thanks, Chris. Will, as I do with anything about her, read when not in Wales, on the phone and well into a much deserved bottle of red. X
she'll have your whipped when you enter the Pearly Gates, Gness - if you ever make it that far......
//Sharp enough to fill the Vatican coffers with millions the poor could have done with.//
She did that alright gness.
Non of it went on the poor.
Or the dying who had to share needles while dying on the floor
because she thought it was good to suffer as Christ suffered!!!!
Religious nut!!
For gods sakes (Irony included) when will people wake up to this nonsense??
Thought naomi's post might have garnered a few more posts than this after nearly a week....
Probably too many Catholics use AB and choose to ignore the more unsavioury aspects of so called 'saints' etc..

Understandable.
Lets move to news or chatterbank or some other catagory....
'Mother' (thank God she wasnt MY mother)
Was evil in how she treated the dying in her care.
She was aborrhent.

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She certainly had a twisted notion of what compassion means. Cruel really.
// more unsavoury aspects of so called 'saints' etc..//
oh - I havent met many saints
how many have you met?
how do we know someone is a saint?
does - "oh she is a saint, she is a saint" do the stuff?
or does the outcome data matter?
men resurrected
women awarded kids ( men present or not as needs be)
chickens laying eggs ( that didnt) (*)

and what do we expect from them ?

(*) St Menas ( st who-fuss etc etc who he den etc some more) was a big fella for making otherwise barren chickens, lay eggs



// Thought naomi's post might have garnered a few more posts//

I think what has dampened this is Naomi's eternal: " St Boris is no saint, but I like him - oo he is awful!" a la Dick Emery.
That would put anyone off
If the critics of Mother Teresa were rushing off to help the poor of Kolkata, I might listen to them
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Forgotten your medication again, pp?

Fiveleaves. You haven’t watched the programme.
Can anyone help decipher PP's post please?
At a total loss here.....
I would hazzard a guess that PP may have Aspergers or ADHD or something.
Certainly highly educated but unable to string a coherent sentence together


Also highly indoctrinated.
(There may be a link???)
//If the critics of Mother Teresa were rushing off to help the poor of Kolkata, I might listen to them//
If the supporters of Mother Terasa were rushing off to help the poor of Kolkata,
I might listen to them....
In fact I HAVE listened to the (once) supporters of Mother Terasa.
Have you?

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