Mother Teresa Accepted Money From Criminals And Deliberately Neglected Patients
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Is there anyone whose reputation is more bulletproof than Mother Teresa? The Catholic nun dedicated her life to helping the impoverished in India, and her work not only won her the Nobel Peace Prize but earned her the fast track to legitimate sainthood. But some people have come out of the woodwork to question Teresa's integrity, including atheist pot-stirrer Christopher Hitchens, who released a documentary about her provocatively entitled Hell's Angel.
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For those not familiar with Hitchens, he's that guy you always feel vaguely like
an asshole for agreeing with.
Among the charges against Mother Teresa are that the conditions in her hospital were actually downright appalling, with some medical professionals comparing it to a concentration camp. Since then former members of the religious order she founded have come forward to reveal that the money donated didn't necessarily go toward the poor, and the people lived in horrifying conditions where nurses prepared medicine with their bare hands and reused blunt needles, because apparently you can pray away cross-contamination.
Apparently, Mother Teresa wasn't too concerned about the poor conditions in her hospital because, according to her, suffering brought people closer to Jesus, and she refrained from using anesthesia because relieving people's pain was less important than converting them to Christianity. Apparently that didn't apply to Teresa, because when she fell ill herself, she sought treatment in a modern American hospital. But, hell, she already knew about Jesus.
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"So how's about we get a little less prophetic and a little more anesthetic."