Skip to comments.Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event
Posted on 11/21/2012 10:42:45 AM PST by chessplayer
The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.
Mother Teresa is widely known for founding the Missionaries of Charities, a charity tasked with aiding the poor. She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II, a step toward possible sainthood.
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Atheists on the other hand, only ever criticise, hate, sneer, despise or ridicule.
“Hann added that he estimates about five to ten people will participate in the event slated for this Saturday.”
These people are useless. Too bad they can’t find something constructive and beneficial to do with their time.
It’s goofy enough that these people hate that women. What is really pathetic is that they are planning an event devoted to their hatred. Really strange and telling.
That ten people should be met by 1000 people.
I am really getting tired of the 0.01%.
They'll likely be plenty busy in the hereafter.
Not all atheists have wet their whistles on the liberal Coolaid.
I have several atheist freinds that are twice the model citizens that some so called Christians are.
Just as I don’t let these freaks on a leash determine how I feel or what I think about people in general who don’t believe in God, you shouln’t either.
Eternity is a long time, fellas....you may want to rethink that get-together you have planned to intellectually flog one of God’s chosen messengers on earth...just sayin’...
These people are sad individuals. They really ought to be in awe of this wonderful woman and the amazing things God did in her life.
To be so crass about her really says nothing about her but a heck of a lot about them - none of it good!
Documentary on Militant Atheism in the Soviet Union
These people do nothing constructive, they just complain. Although I don’t know why they lumped in the agnostics in their group.
I used to be an agnostic, but now I’m not so sure.
There are nontheists (and agnostics) who take no visible umbrage at theistic practices. Public prayers, public crosses, famous saints, and the like don’t pick their pocket or break their leg, and they don’t think it worth the effort (if not perceive that it is downright counterproductive) to raise opposition.
And then there are the outspokenly insufferable snots.
Practioners of “Militant Atheism” I like to call “devout evangelical atheists.” They are more fervent in their godlessness than many Christians are in their faith.
And even among agnostics there are dogmatic agnostics who propound a belief that nobody could be theoretically positive that there is or isn’t a God, and then practical agnostics who aren’t themselves persuaded there is a God but don’t want to rule out the possibility that someone might practically know God.
Matthew 5:11 ~ Blessed are you when men revile you, and persecute you, and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.
And ultimately that is what really renders their dissension not just wrongheaded, but completely without class. Please, boast of the works of Agnostic Society To Aid The Poor if you got one, agnostics. (Its logo would be a giant question mark.) Otherwise leave the nun's legacy alone.
First, don’t these people have anything better to do?
Secondly, based on their belief, why do they care what other people do or say about religion? Seems like it would be such a waste of their limited time here.
10 little ivy league preppies stuck on campus because their families obviously don’t celebrate Thanksgiving do what naturally comes to them - bash Mother Theresa and praise each other for doing so. Life must really suck for them....
Madelyn Murray O'Hare, the proclaimed atheist who got rid of school prayer, would set up a nativity scene at the base of her Christmas tree and while her children watched, she would stomp on the Baby Jesus.
If these Darty-yokels were true non-believers in God why would they express so much hatred for Him?
It seems to me it is a lot of work for someone who ya don't think really exists.
She's proof that indeed Karma is a Bitch.
“Humanists accept responsibility for their own lives. There are no “god-given” rules to guide our actions and decide what we believe. But, human beings also have a responsibility to the whole world. We are more advanced than any other living beings: we have unique abilities of understanding, reason, and sensitivity. For this reason, we must face the fact that the future of humankind—and the natural world—is in the hands of men and women, not fate or god.”
I just found that on a humanist website. Sounds like they are pretty poor humanists. Mother Teresa was the epitome of taking responsibility of the whole world. Boneheads.
Old Madalyn met a messy end:
Before they hated you they hated me. None of what these pagans do matters. The Saint is tough enough to take it, smiling her joyous smile and react back in love.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us...
The following contradicts the popular opinion about Mother Teresa. Some may wish to examine it:
Former Catholic Sister Says Even Mother Teresa Is a Fraud
According to Susan Shields, Mother Teresa ‘harmed her helpers as well as those they helped.’
By Greg Szymanski
June 6, 2007
For nine years Susan Shields worked as a devoted Catholic Sister, working for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. When finally becoming fed-up in 1989, she left Mother Teresa in disgust over the misuse of millions in charitable donations that never got to their destination — the poor and afflicted.
Shields story was recently sent to the Arctic Beacon, as printed in the Free Inquiry Magazine, revealing how Mother Teresa really turned a blind eye to the poor while millions of dollars in donations are still sitting in Vatican bank accounts.
Here is her story entitled “Mother Teresa’s House of Illusions: How She Harmed Her Helpers As Well As Those They `Helped’
“Some years after I became a Catholic, I joined Mother Teresa’s congregation, the Missionaries of Charity. I was one of her sisters for nine and a half years, living in the Bronx, Rome, and San Francisco, until I became disillusioned and left in May 1989. As I re-entered the world, I slowly began to unravel the tangle of lies in which I had lived. I wondered how I could have believed them for so long.
“Three of Mother Teresa’s teachings that are fundamental to her religious congregation are all the more dangerous because they are believed so sincerely by her sisters. Most basic is the belief that as long as a sister obeys she is doing God’s will. Another is the belief that the sisters have leverage over God by choosing to suffer. Their suffering makes God very happy. He then dispenses more graces to humanity. The third is the belief that any attachment to human beings, even the poor being served, supposedly interferes with love of God and must be vigilantly avoided or immediately uprooted. The efforts to prevent any attachments cause continual chaos and confusion, movement and change in the congregation. Mother Teresa did not invent these beliefs - they were prevalent in religious congregations before Vatican II - but she did everything in her power (which was great) to enforce them.
“Once a sister has accepted these fallacies she will do almost anything. She can allow her health to be destroyed, neglect those she vowed to serve, and switch off her feelings and independent thought. She can turn a blind eye to suffering, inform on her fellow sisters, tell lies with ease, and ignore public laws and regulations.
Women from many nations joined Mother Teresa in the expectation that they would help the poor and come closer to God themselves. When I left, there were more than 3,000 sisters in approximately 400 houses scattered throughout the world. Many of these sisters who trusted Mother Teresa to guide them have become broken people. In the face of overwhelming evidence, some of them have finally admitted that their trust has been betrayed, that God could not possibly be giving the orders they hear. It is difficult for them to decide to leave - their self-confidence has been destroyed, and they have no education beyond what they brought with them when they joined. I was one of the lucky ones who mustered enough courage to walk away.
“It is in the hope that others may see the fallacy of this purported way to holiness that I tell a little of what I know. Although there are relatively few tempted to join Mother Teresa’s congregation of sisters, there are many who generously have supported her work because they do not realize how her twisted premises strangle efforts to alleviate misery. Unaware that most of the donations sit unused in her bank accounts, they too are deceived into thinking they are helping the poor.
“As a Missionary of Charity, I was assigned to record donations and write the thank-you letters. The money arrived at a frantic rate. The mail carrier often delivered the letters in sacks. We wrote receipts for checks of $50,000 and more on a regular basis. Sometimes a donor would call up and ask if we had received his check, expecting us to remember it readily because it was so large. How could we say that we could not recall it because we had received so many that were even larger?
“When Mother spoke publicly, she never asked for money, but she did encourage people to make sacrifices for the poor, to “give until it hurts.” Many people did - and they gave it to her. We received touching letters from people, sometimes apparently poor themselves, who were making sacrifices to send us a little money for the starving people in Africa, the flood victims in Bangladesh, or the poor children in India. Most of the money sat in our bank accounts.
“The flood of donations was considered to be a sign of God’s approval of Mother Teresa’s congregation. We were told by our superiors that we received more gifts than other religious congregations because God was pleased with Mother, and because the Missionaries of Charity were the sisters who were faithful to the true spirit of religious life.
“Most of the sisters had no idea how much money the congregation was amassing. After all, we were taught not to collect anything. One summer the sisters living on the outskirts of Rome were given more crates of tomatoes than they could distribute. None of their neighbors wanted them because the crop had been so prolific that year. The sisters decided to can the tomatoes rather than let them spoil, but when Mother found out what they had done she was very displeased. Storing things showed lack of trust in Divine Providence.
“The donations rolled in and were deposited in the bank, but they had no effect on our ascetic lives and very little effect on the lives of the poor we were trying to help. We lived a simple life, bare of all superfluities. We had three sets of clothes, which we mended until the material was too rotten to patch anymore. We washed our own clothes by hand. The never-ending piles of sheets and towels from our night shelter for the homeless we washed by hand, too. Our bathing was accomplished with only one bucket of water. Dental and medical checkups were seen as an unnecessary luxury.
“Mother was very concerned that we preserve our spirit of poverty. Spending money would destroy that poverty. She seemed obsessed with using only the simplest of means for our work. Was this in the best interests of the people we were trying to help, or were we in fact using them as a tool to advance our own “sanctity?” In Haiti, to keep the spirit of poverty, the sisters reused needles until they became blunt. Seeing the pain caused by the blunt needles, some of the volunteers offered to procure more needles, but the sisters refused.
“We begged for food and supplies from local merchants as though we had no resources. On one of the rare occasions when we ran out of donated bread, we went begging at the local store. When our request was turned down, our superior decreed that the soup kitchen could do without bread for the day.
“It was not only merchants who were offered a chance to be generous. Airlines were requested to fly sisters and air cargo free of charge. Hospitals and doctors were expected to absorb the costs of medical treatment for the sisters or to draw on funds designated for the religious. Workmen were encouraged to labor without payment or at reduced rates. We relied heavily on volunteers who worked long hours in our soup kitchens, shelters, and day camps.
“A hard-working farmer devoted many of his waking hours to collecting and delivering food for our soup kitchens and shelters. “If I didn’t come, what would you eat?” he asked.
“Our Constitution forbade us to beg for more than we needed, but, when it came to begging, the millions of dollars accumulating in the bank were treated as if they did not exist.
“For years I had to write thousands of letters to donors, telling them that their entire gift would be used to bring God’s loving compassion to the poorest of the poor. I was able to keep my complaining conscience in check because we had been taught that the Holy Spirit was guiding Mother. To doubt her was a sign that we were lacking in trust and, even worse, guilty of the sin of pride. I shelved my objections and hoped that one day I would understand why Mother wanted to gather so much money, when she herself had taught us that even storing tomato sauce showed lack of trust in Divine Providence.”
Since she is dead, whats their point other than to try to upset Christians ie: catholics....the poor souls are stupid beyond repair or fixing...pity is all they are worth..
These critics of Mother Theresa always become liberal, pro-abort, pro-gay wackos: http://www.maryjohnson.co/
These critics of Mother Theresa always become liberal, pro-abort, pro-gay wackos: http://www.maryjohnson.co/
It is an interesting thing that militant atheists do not attack Muslims, Buddhists, Animists, Wiccans, Zoroastrians, or Hindus for their beliefs.
Odd, because since they HATE God, one would think they would go after polytheists first, since the polytheists believe in so many of them!
But no...they ALWAYS go after the Judea-Christian God. They REALLY seem to have a problem with YHVH, and , by extension, with Jesus Christ.
Could that be because they are being motivated by the traditional Adversary of the Judea-Christian God?
Incidentally, there is "so-called" about it. You either are a Christian or you are not. Your personal sanctity doesn't actually have a lot to do with it. The only criteria is if God's hand is upon you.
I digress. The point is that in the same way we are all of us witnesses for who and what we are because we are all of us representatives of who and what we are. Now I have heard from many atheist groups in the last few years, and the fact is that 95%+ of them spend 95%+ of their time attacking Christianity. They SAY they are opposed to all belief in the divine, but the fact is that I never see or hear them challenge Hindus, or Buddhists, or new-agers, and especially not Muslims. They say, no doubt, that is because the majority of theists in this land are Christians, but the cynical thought that comes to mind is that a more likely explanation is self-preservation - they know that the injunctions of Christian belief frown on violence and vengenance (unlike many other religions) and that makes Christians a nice soft target.
So my stance remains. The day they go to north Africa and pay for road signs saying "Allah probably doesn't exist, just go and enjoy your life" is the day I'll start taking their arguments for unbelief seriously. Until then, as far as I am concerned, they are nothing more than a bunch of haters who delight in evil and get some kind of masochistical high by bullying other people.
Or to put it another way, is the dark side more powerful? No, but it's easier, more seductive.