Skip to comments.Atheist Group Blasts Postal Service for Mother Teresa Stamp
Posted on 01/28/2010 11:02:50 AM PST by ColdOne
An atheist organization is blasting the U.S. Postal Service for its plan to honor Mother Teresa with a commemorative stamp, saying it violates postal regulations against honoring "individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings."
The Freedom from Religion Foundation is urging its supporters to boycott the stamp -- and also to engage in a letter-writing campaign to spread the word about what it calls the "darker side" of Mother Teresa.
The stamp -- set to be released on Aug. 26, which would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday -- will recognize the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her humanitarian work, the Postal Service announced last month.
"Noted for her compassion toward the poor and suffering, Mother Teresa, a diminutive Roman Catholic nun and honorary U.S. citizen, served the sick and destitute of India and the world for nearly 50 years," the Postal Service said in a press release. "Her humility and compassion, as well as her respect for the innate worth and dignity of humankind, inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to work on behalf of the worlds poorest populations."
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Screw them. Is someone holding a gun to their head, demanding they buy these particular stamps? Ridiculous.
“I know God won’t give me more than I can handle, I just wish He didn’t trust me so much! ~ Mother Teresa
(I have a plaque stating that at work. It keeps me focused and makes me laugh when things are going nuts.)
I bet these “atheist” groups would never protest a Malcolm X stamp, a Mohammed stamp, a Buddha stamp, or some other figure of another religion....
Most of these “atheists” are really just Anti-Christian.
“The Freedom from Religion Foundation is urging its supporters to boycott the stamp — and also to engage in a letter-writing campaign to spread the word about what it calls the “darker side” of Mother Teresa.”
What is the “darker side” of Mother Teresa?
Didn’t she win a Nobel Peace Prize? Surely that is enough of a secular award to refute their arguments.
Horrors... A flawed human who strove for a higher ideal...
I find I have developed a strong distaste for militant atheists.
The Stalinist impulse of the Left to censor, on full display.
What regulation? Besides, wouldn’t it be more of a violation of the First Amendment to exclude people for anything specifically because of religious reasons? I have problems with Mother Theresa, but nobody can honestly deny the overall good she did.
Many of those honored on postage stamps could have been accused of being honored for “religious undertakings.”
Albert Schweitzer leaps to mind. I am sure there are many others.
I guess Am. Ath. thinks no nuns or priests or missionaries or anyone with a clerical collar or garb can be honored?
She dared to have human failings. Can you believe it?
Thanks for the link, so there's the reg. On the surface it seems they're right, but I don't think so. Her principal achievement may have been religious to her, but it had a real, non-religious effect on the world. If you use their interpretation you'd have to eliminate stamps for the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., and any other person who made real-world contributions based on religious conviction.
So, then, a lifelong exhibition of human compassion is an achievement attainable only by religious people??
That’s the core of the argument these atheist idiots are implicitly making; that human efforts on behalf of the poor and downtrodden must necessarily emanate from religious faith.
They shame themselves.
Worse, they tip their hand to reveal their deep doubts as to their own professed atheism. The settled atheist is not threatened by postage stamps honoring great humanitarians, whether they be people of faith, or not.
Truly there are few aside from this crowd more well-deserving the epithet “damned fools”.
Problems with Mother Theresa? Care to elaborate?
Nobody's perfect. It's not like she was a saint. Oh, wait, they're going for that...
“Most of these atheists are really just Anti-Christian.”
That is correct. They don’t harass and demean anyone else’s religion. Just ours. That is because there are too many of us to control. They have to use the machine of government to supress us.
I hope it turns around on them tenfold.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
Oooh! THAT will show them!!
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