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Christopher Hitchens Manages to Top Richard Dawkins, Assails Mother Theresa (Calls her a Fraud)
Discovery ^ | 10/31/2009 | Bruce Chapman

Posted on 10/31/2009 8:30:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Catholics and other Christians probably don't care what anyone says about them anymore, given the relative lack of outrage over Richard Dawkins' comments in The Washington Post this week. (See blog post below). So who will notice what Christopher Hitchens just unloaded on the Dennis Miller show this morning? Miller, let it be said, was not buying it at all--merely letting Hitchens spout this about abortion and Mother Theresa:

"Mother Theresa spent her whole life saying (that what Calcutta needs) is a huge campaign against family planning. I mean, who comes to that conclusion who isn't a complete fanatic? She took - and I would directly say stole...millions and millions of dollars and spent all the money not on the poor, but on the building of nearly 200 convents in her own name around the world to glorify herself and to continue to spread the doctrine that, as she put it -- when she got her absurd Nobel Peace Prize -- that the main threat to world peace is abortion and contraception. The woman was a fanatic and a fundamentalist and a fraud, and millions of people are much worse off because of her life, and it's a shame there is no hell for your bitch to go to."

Christopher Hitchens is a regular contributor to The New Republic, The Atlantic and Vanity Fair.


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: atheism; dawkins; hitchens; motherteresa; mothertheresa
BTW, another non-believer E.O. Wilson also attacked the good Mother Theresa before.

He attributes Mother Teresa’s acts of goodness to her belief that she will be richly rewarded for them in heaven. In other words, she was simply looking out for number one, acting selfishly in her own self-interest, looking to cash in on the Church’s immortality.

As Wilson puts it, “Mother Teresa is an extraordinary person but it should not be forgotten that she is secure in the service of Christ and the knowledge of her Church’s immortality.”

1 posted on 10/31/2009 8:30:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta is not a fraud at all.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 8:32:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah yes, the great philantraphist Christopher Hitchens. We should all care what he has to say.....


3 posted on 10/31/2009 8:34:42 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Sarah speaks for me!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Posties shut down the comments on the Dawkins thread early ~

They do protect their own don't they.

4 posted on 10/31/2009 8:35:56 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: SeekAndFind
Old news.

Hitch was the "color commentator" during ABC's telecast of Mother Teresa's funeral and spent the time spluttering with rage at the "phony".

It was a truly unforgettable performance. It has to go down as one of the nadirs of live TV and that's sayin' somethin'!!

5 posted on 10/31/2009 8:38:15 PM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hitchens has been dissing Mother Teresa for a long time now so this is nothing new. If anything, it reflects his fixation and underlying unresolved oedipal issues.

He, of course, went to Calcutta himself to care for the poorest of the poor, for the dregs of their society. He did so infinitely better and that’s why he has the standing to criticize her work and her character.

Not.

-Theo


6 posted on 10/31/2009 8:40:08 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: marshmallow

Obviously, Hitchens believes that Mother Theresa lived an immoral life ( by his own lights ). The interesting question to ask is this -— given that he does not believe in God, what makes his morality superior to that of men like Hitler ?


7 posted on 10/31/2009 8:41:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (wH)
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To: mockingbyrd


Ah yes, the great philantraphist Christopher Hitchens. We should all care what he has to say.....”

When the vilest of society are given a voice and a place of importance, something is inherent flawed in a people.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 8:45:23 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: SeekAndFind

In the world of black is white & good is evil it is obvious that:
Mother Theresa who took both a stand and action on moral beliefs that even babies have the right to life is a villain, while Al Gore who promotes lies and scare-tactics for political purposes yet hypocritically violates the rules he would have others obey is a hero.

Can light and dark coexist? Obviously not.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 8:45:43 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SeekAndFind

These tired old atheists are getting more and more desperate in their attempts to “rile” faithful Christians.

Boring.

Stupid.

Tired.

Old.

Hitchens.


10 posted on 10/31/2009 8:47:35 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Obama's Deathcare ---- many will suffer and/or die unnecessarily.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Still spewing his vile bile, I see.


11 posted on 10/31/2009 8:50:04 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (The Libs play dirty because the Libs ARE dirty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
from Vanity Fair ...

Christopher Hitchens getting a Brazilian wax job. Yikes!

12 posted on 10/31/2009 8:51:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

UNBELIEVABLE!
Even the most venal of unbelievers has to admit that Mother Teresa reached out to the poor and did for them what their own would not. Whether or not she adhered to the Liberal Agenda of Population Control is irrelavant. She left her comfortable life in Europe and lived among the poorest and most despised in a foreign land, and dedicated her life to easing their suffering. Whether she did it for Christ, or for them, or for herself is none of Hitchen’s concern. the fact remains that SHE did it, and HE did NOT.


13 posted on 10/31/2009 9:08:57 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christopher who?

So what’s this guy ever done to help another soul?

I am a believer, I know God exists for me, because he walks with me every day, teaching me about my humanity. And I certainly know that I have a ways to go on the compassion and tolerance issue...it’s a lesson that I realize I’ve just not gotten yet...

I will gladly extend my hand in invitation to anybody that would join me in the wonderful experience of knowing my God. But if someone chooses not to accept that invitation then they are due respect for their own decisions.

But if some numb nut chooses to foment at the mouth and call themselves an ‘intellectual’ BECAUSE of their non-belief, and disrespect my beliefs, then my tolerance level boils down (or up) since I am not a perfect human being and I tend to let fly.

I DON’T CARE if they want to believe that if they take their last non-believing gasp of breath and turn into a slimy glob of mold after being finished off by hungry maggots, never to be seen or heard from AGAIN, that’s fine with me. That just means that I won’t have to listen to them whine all day long about my harp music being turned up loud, and my streets of gold won’t be overcrowded with blow hard opinionists that THINK they’re intellectuals just because they say so. I mean, who the hell decided these people were the only ones with intellect? These people actually think that everything was made from NOTHING! What kind of intellectual idea is that?

I will gladly spend my days with the master scientist who created it all, with the one that sent down his son with a new covenant that says if you do these few things that I ask, you will live on earth in peace and love and I will not destroy you, and your soul will reside in my presence forever! And I intend to belt out ‘Amazing Grace’ from the rooftops if I so choose, because it makes me happy!


14 posted on 10/31/2009 9:10:06 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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15 posted on 10/31/2009 9:11:23 PM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: SeekAndFind
This is not news. Hitchens wrote a book about Mother Teresa back in 1997. Oddly the Vatican called on him as a witness to testify against the canonization of Mother Teresa. I'm not sure it is so bad if one person takes a contrarian look at someone whom everyone just assumes is 100% saintly.
16 posted on 10/31/2009 9:32:09 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: SeekAndFind

Christopher Hitchens?
Who is Christopher Hitchens?
Who cares who he is?
Probably just another liberal whiner.


17 posted on 10/31/2009 9:33:29 PM PDT by rogator
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To: SeekAndFind

I get tired of hearing how wonderful Mother Teresa is. She seemed like a hustler.


18 posted on 10/31/2009 9:56:30 PM PDT by 1955Ford
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To: SeekAndFind

On Mother Teresa’s first day in Heaven, she was walking about and getting the `lay of the land’, as it were, when she saw a woman surrounded by people. Observing this for a minute or so, she made a bee-line to St. Peter.
“Pete, I just saw Dianne Spencer surrounded by a bunch of autograph hounds. She had a bigger halo than me, I mean, it’s HUGE!
“OK, let’s look back, shall we? I worked with lepers and starving children. She worked out. I lived a celibate life, working 20 hours a day and eating gruel. She had a husband, children and boyfriends, and liked a good bottle of wine before lunch—if you know what I mean. She ... “
And St. Peter raised his hand and said, “Agnes, please. Now, now listen ... you didn’t put your head through the steering wheel of a Mercedes Benz either, did you .... “

But seriously, ain’t it odd that Mother Teresa gave an interview in 1996 saying that she hoped her friend Princess Diana would be happier after she shed herself of Prince Jughead, while that same year she flew to Ireland, all the way from Calcutta to support the Church in its efforts to lobby so that an Irish woman married to a wife-beating incestuous drunk should never expect anything better and might endanger her soul if she begged for a fresh start?
From this it might seem that the Church applies sterner laws to the poor, while offering indulgences to the rich.
“God Is Not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything”, pp. 17-18, Christopher Hitchens.


19 posted on 10/31/2009 9:59:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (think for yourself)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know, if I were Hitch, and I really believed this life were all there was, I do think I’d spend a lot less time being miserable about some dead old Albanian nun and a lot more time with booze, coke and hookers.


20 posted on 10/31/2009 10:10:07 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SeekAndFind

CH should not rush in where angels fear to tread. He has no clue about Catholic theology and much less about the Life of Mother Theresa. He needs to go and speak with the thousands who in their poverty died rich with the love that radiated from the hearts and souls of the order of nuns Mother Theresa established.

He needs to go and speak with those who were allowed to be born and were given life because of Mother Theresa efforts. While CH is an intelligent man and a good writer, his venomous attack on Mother Theresa would be repulsed by those who donate to her cause and the sick, the weak, the discarded mass of humans.


21 posted on 10/31/2009 10:14:31 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: RichInOC

I like the way you think.


22 posted on 10/31/2009 10:15:22 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (Obama is sinking the boat that was built to stay afloat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is nothing new. He’s been saying this for years.


23 posted on 10/31/2009 11:40:04 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: tumblindice

Odd,I don’t see any quotes around Mother Teresa’s words in your post. Could it possibly be that Hitchens did a bit of twisting of her words in his attack book?

He surely seems to have NO understanding of the Church’s teachings.


24 posted on 11/01/2009 1:22:49 AM PDT by kitkat
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know about the others, but Hitchens has been saying this about Mother Theresa for as long as I can remember.


25 posted on 11/01/2009 4:44:02 AM PST by stevem
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To: SeekAndFind
Christopher Hitchens Manages to Top Richard Dawkins, Assails Mother Theresa(sic) (Calls her a Fraud)

No "h" in Teresa.

26 posted on 11/01/2009 5:05:24 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Liberty Valance

Boy, if I did not know better I would believe he is praying in this photo. This guy is so warped its amazing. How this guy tries to find fault with Mother T blows my mind. Yeah if I was slowly dying on the street I would want him to help me than Mother T. Pray for him , he needs it


27 posted on 11/01/2009 9:28:04 AM PST by johngrace
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To: SeekAndFind
I realize that he's not American but he still deserves another post on the American Taliban quote page.
28 posted on 11/01/2009 10:20:31 AM PST by TradicalRC (The peace sign is the new swastika.)
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To: SeekAndFind
An old atheist afraid to die and face the judgment he really KNOWS is coming. Poor lil' Christopher (nice Christian name, that...) whistling past the graveyard.
29 posted on 11/01/2009 10:28:03 AM PST by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mother Teresa Rocks! (and JP II too):)

Happy All Saints Day to the Saints (and Blesseds too -- you're almost there).


30 posted on 11/01/2009 11:11:13 AM PST by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: SeekAndFind
And we are to believe that E.O. Wilson was being disinterested and selfless when he "explained away" Mother Teresa's altruism?

Right.....

Do you have a source citation for E.O.'s blather, BTW?

31 posted on 11/03/2009 8:48:38 AM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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To: RichInOC

That is very funny :)


32 posted on 11/04/2009 11:06:42 AM PST by beaversmom
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