(EBOOK/EPUB) [The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice]

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  • The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781859840542

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Christopher Hitchens Ï 6 REVIEW REVIEW ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Christopher Hitchens CHARACTERS The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Ated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor In his measured critiue Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions not the other way aroundWith characteristic elan and rhetorical dexterity Hitchens evisce. A forceful and convincing if somewhat strident destruction of the myth of Mother Teresa Christopher Hitchens takes on uite a few angles of the sacredness of Mother Teresa One of the most convincing is the sualor of the hospices in Calcutta and elsewhere Very little of the donated money and this is in the millions goes into improving the facilities Aspirins are the only anaesthetics provided to terminally ill patients Needles are recycled on different patients Unremitting suffering is seen as ennobling and medical care is not a priority In these hospices the attendants are not to uestion their roles they are part of the Mother Teresa cultDespite the frugality of her hospices Mother Teresa cavorts with the rich and famous the English monarchy and the Duvalier s of Haiti She espouses the most rigid doctrines of the Catholic Church as in her Nobel Prize winning speech she is against any form of contraceptive use and lashes out that abortion is the worst sinPerhaps Hitchens goes too far in attacking her contacts with world leaders What has Mother Teresa done to empower the people of Calcutta to educate them and to prevent them from dying in the streets She is treating the end effect Where has all the money gone from the donations Super Pose Book Nude Part 7 (Model (Model : Nanami Matsumoto) [JAPANESE EDITION](Cosmic Art Graphics) スーパー・ポーズブック ヌード編7 (コスミック・アート・グラフィック) uite a few angles of the sacredness of Mother Teresa One of the most convincing is the sualor of the hospices in Calcutta and elsewhere Very little of the donated money and this is in the millions goes into improving the facilities Aspirins are the only anaesthetics provided to terminally ill patients Needles are recycled on different patients Unremitting suffering is seen as ennobling and medical care is not a priority In these hospices the attendants are not to Anthem uestion their roles they are part of the Mother Teresa cultDespite the frugality of her hospices Mother Teresa cavorts with the rich and famous the English monarchy and the Duvalier s of Haiti She espouses the most rigid doctrines of the Catholic Church as in her Nobel Prize winning speech she is against any form of contraceptive Autopornography: A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) use and lashes out that abortion is the worst sinPerhaps Hitchens goes too far in attacking her contacts with world leaders What has Mother Teresa done to empower the people of Calcutta to educate them and to prevent them from dying in the streets She is treating the end effect Where has all the money gone from the donations

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Christopher Hitchens Ï 6 REVIEW REVIEW ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Christopher Hitchens CHARACTERS The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Rates the fawning cult of Teresa recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious despotic and megalomaniacal operative of the wealthy who long opposed measures to end poverty and fraternized for financial gain with tyrants and white collar criminals throughout the world. Hitchens has turned his humbuggery on little old nuns Well played Hitchens Well played As much as I d like to just keep the review at that I feel compelled to continue with an actual review His complaints focus on several facets of her organization 1 While she devoted her life to helping the poor her goal was conversion rather than actually improving the lives of the poor 2 Despite the millions of dollars donated to her organization she actively stood in the way of high uality healthcare for her clinics and kept them poor and struggling to treat those in need in interest of ascetic soul strengthening Much of the donated money went to missionary causes and there was no transparency to the finances in the organization3 She accepted money from anyone and traded her influence as a good person for money from corrupt politicians or political regimes 4 She actively opposed and spoke out against birth control of any type despite the fact that Indian overpopulation was one of the contributing factors to rampant poverty in Calcutta 5 She denied use of strong painkillers or antibiotics on principle This led to far suffering than was necessary and made what should have been minor issues life threatening due to infection that went untreated 6 Her repeated rejection of worldly interests mostly kept people from critically investigating the work she was doing It also led to huge donations from governments as well as individuals which were then not used efficiently to actually help the poor 7 While working to help the poor she did nothing to alleviate poverty and even encouraged the current status uo I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot to share it with the passion of Christ I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor peopleThere were complaints but this is all I can recall at the moment Many of these were due to Mother Teresa s view that God would look after his flock despite the fact that God s care is what put them in need of help and that suffering would bring them closer to Jesus This caused her to turn away medical professionals and expertise in the interest of volunteers who often knew nothing of medicine Much of the criticism Hitchens uoted came from medical professionals who had visited her clinics and were appalled at the unnecessary suffering of patients I found this all very interesting and it seems like a sad example of a major religious figure with seriously skewed priorities It is sad that her reputation stopped any serious investigation of her methods or motivations While not a fun read I d certainly recommend this It s a sobering way to temper the traditional saintly view of her Prime Suspect The True Story of John Cannan the Only Man Police Want to Investigate for the Murder of Suzy Lamplugh uality healthcare for her clinics and kept them poor and struggling to treat those in need in interest of ascetic soul strengthening Much of the donated money went to missionary causes and there was no transparency to the finances in the organization3 She accepted money from anyone and traded her influence as a good person for money from corrupt politicians or political regimes 4 She actively opposed and spoke out against birth control of any type despite the fact that Indian overpopulation was one of the contributing factors to rampant poverty in Calcutta 5 She denied An Ocean of Blessings use of strong painkillers or antibiotics on principle This led to far suffering than was necessary and made what should have been minor issues life threatening due to infection that went يأجوج ومأجوج من الوجود حتى الفناء untreated 6 Her repeated rejection of worldly interests mostly kept people from critically investigating the work she was doing It also led to huge donations from governments as well as individuals which were then not L'Amante du Rif used efficiently to actually help the poor 7 While working to help the poor she did nothing to alleviate poverty and even encouraged the current status The A List DietFitness Plan uo I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot to share it with the passion of Christ I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor peopleThere were complaints but this is all I can recall at the moment Many of these were due to Mother Teresa s view that God would look after his flock despite the fact that God s care is what put them in need of help and that suffering would bring them closer to Jesus This caused her to turn away medical professionals and expertise in the interest of volunteers who often knew nothing of medicine Much of the criticism Hitchens Stepping Stones uoted came from medical professionals who had visited her clinics and were appalled at the The Muse unnecessary suffering of patients I found this all very interesting and it seems like a sad example of a major religious figure with seriously skewed priorities It is sad that her reputation stopped any serious investigation of her methods or motivations While not a fun read I d certainly recommend this It s a sobering way to temper the traditional saintly view of her

REVIEW ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens Ï 6 REVIEW REVIEW ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Christopher Hitchens CHARACTERS The Missionary Position Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Among his many books perhaps none have sparked outrage than The Missionary Position Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003 Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebr. I liked this book when I read it twenty years ago appreciating it as a wicked piece of invective Now though after I have like all of us endured twenty years of Christian assaults on our democracy from both Protestant dominionists and Catholic irredentists who conceal their political daggers beneath the simple peasant cloak of morality I respect Hitchens criticism of Mother Teresa much than I did beforeHe shows us a woman who although she claimed to be apolitical never met an oppressive right wing party she didn t like provided of course that it opposed abortion and contraception Haiti s Baby Doc Ethiopia s Dergue the royalist survivors of Franco s Spain and the supporters of the contras of Nicaragua and the death suads of El Salvador all have contributed to her efforts and received her praise Although she solicited no money she like an old school New York cop accepted it freely whenever it was offered even if it came from two bit cultists like MSIA s John Roger or major economic felons like Charles Keating who stole 252000000 from investors during the Savings and Loan Scandal of the 80 s Keating donated 125 million dollars to Mother Teresa When Keating s co prosecutor Paul Turley wrote to Mother offering to put her in direct contact with the rightful owners of the property now in your possession Mother failed to write him backPerhaps even damning if I may be forgiven the use such a word in this context is how Mother permitted her religious beliefs particularly her belief in the spiritual benefits of suffering and a good death to affect her sisters treatment of the poor particularly in regard hygienic palliative and even medical standards Hitchens uotes eyewitness testimony needles merely rinsed not immersed in boiling water the pain of terminal cancer treated with aspirin or other analgesics the failure to transfer eminently treatable cases in one instance a boy of fifteen out of the Home for the Dying before it was too late This Hitchen s says occurs because the point is not the honest relief of suffering but the promulgation of a cult based on death and suffering and subjection Let us continue in Hitchens own words Mother Teresa who herself it should be noted has checked into some of the finest and costliest clinics and hospitals in the West during her bouts with heart trouble and old age once gave this game away in a filmed interview She described a person who was in the last agonies of cancer and suffering unbearable pain With a smile Mother Teresa told the camera what she told this terminal patient You are suffering like Christ on the cross So Jesus must be kissing you Unconscious of the account to which this irony might be charged she then told of the sufferers reply Then please tell him to stop kissing me There are many people in the direst need and pain who have had cause to wish in their own extremity that Mother Teresa was less free with her own metaphysical caresses and a little attentive to actual suffering Personally I think Hitchen is a bit too hard on Mother Teresa Although like Hitchens I value reason and abhor superstition I am sympathetic to her core beliefs if not her politics than he is and I am convinced that it was a sincere conviction that led her to her nursing philosophy however wrongheaded it may be Also I am certain many poor people would have died alone without any comfort or companionship if it had not been for the ministrations of Mother and her sistersStill this is a powerful and memorable book and cautions all of us to be suspicious of religious beliefs when they are summoned to service and then applied to a particular political agenda She is finally as Hitchens says the emissary of a very determined and very politicized papacy Her world travels are not the wanderings of a pilgrim but a campaign which accords with the reuirements of power It is as Lord Acton a Catholic by the way once said Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely The Undefeated us a woman who although she claimed to be apolitical never met an oppressive right wing party she didn t like provided of course that it opposed abortion and contraception Haiti s Baby Doc Ethiopia s Dergue the royalist survivors of Franco s Spain and the supporters of the contras of Nicaragua and the death suads of El Salvador all have contributed to her efforts and received her praise Although she solicited no money she like an old school New York cop accepted it freely whenever it was offered even if it came from two bit cultists like MSIA s John Roger or major economic felons like Charles Keating who stole 252000000 from investors during the Savings and Loan Scandal of the 80 s Keating donated 125 million dollars to Mother Teresa When Keating s co prosecutor Paul Turley wrote to Mother offering to put her in direct contact with the rightful owners of the property now in your possession Mother failed to write him backPerhaps even damning if I may be forgiven the Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze use such a word in this context is how Mother permitted her religious beliefs particularly her belief in the spiritual benefits of suffering and a good death to affect her sisters treatment of the poor particularly in regard hygienic palliative and even medical standards Hitchens Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives us continue in Hitchens own words Mother Teresa who herself it should be noted has checked into some of the finest and costliest clinics and hospitals in the West during her bouts with heart trouble and old age once gave this game away in a filmed interview She described a person who was in the last agonies of cancer and suffering Shadowspell Academy The Culling Trials unbearable pain With a smile Mother Teresa told the camera what she told this terminal patient You are suffering like Christ on the cross So Jesus must be kissing you Unconscious of the account to which this irony might be charged she then told of the sufferers reply Then please tell him to stop kissing me There are many people in the direst need and pain who have had cause to wish in their own extremity that Mother Teresa was less free with her own metaphysical caresses and a little attentive to actual suffering Personally I think Hitchen is a bit too hard on Mother Teresa Although like Hitchens I value reason and abhor superstition I am sympathetic to her core beliefs if not her politics than he is and I am convinced that it was a sincere conviction that led her to her nursing philosophy however wrongheaded it may be Also I am certain many poor people would have died alone without any comfort or companionship if it had not been for the ministrations of Mother and her sistersStill this is a powerful and memorable book and cautions all of Alligators, Monsters & Cool School Poems us to be suspicious of religious beliefs when they are summoned to service and then applied to a particular political agenda She is finally as Hitchens says the emissary of a very determined and very politicized papacy Her world travels are not the wanderings of a pilgrim but a campaign which accords with the reuirements of power It is as Lord Acton a Catholic by the way once said Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely