India has no reason to be grateful to Mother Teresa

source:? Freethinkers? Mukto-mona, 13 May, 2010

Sanal
Edamaruku?


President of
Rationalist International

 

?

?"India,
especially Calcutta, is seen as the main
beneficiary of Mother Teresa's legendary
'good
work' for the poor that made her the most
famous
Catholic of our times, a Nobel Peace Prize
Winner
and a living saint. Evaluating what she
has
actually done here, I think, India has no
reason
to be?grateful to her", said Sanal
Edamaruku, Secretary General of the Indian
Rationalist Association and President of
Rationalist International in a statement
on the
occasion of her beatification today. The
statement
continues:

 

Mother
Teresa has given
a bad name to Calcutta, painting the
beautiful,
interesting, lively and culturally rich
Indian
metropolis in the colors of dirt, misery,
hopelessness and death. Styled into the
big
gutter, it became the famous backdrop for
her very
special charitable work. Her order is only
one
among more than 200 charitable
organizations,
which try to help the slum-dwellers of
Calcutta to
build a better future. It is locally not
very
visible or active. But tall claims like
the
absolutely baseless story of her slum
school for
5000 children have brought enormous
international
publicity to her institutions. And
enormous
donations!?

Mother
Teresa has
collected many, many millions (some say:
billions)
of Dollars in the name of India's paupers
(and
many, many more in the name of paupers in
the
other "gutters" of the world). Where did
all this money go? It is surely not used
to
improve the lot of those, for whom it was
meant.
The nuns would hand out some bowls of soup
to them
and offer shelter and care to some of the
sick and
suffering. The richest order in the world
is not
very generous, as it wants to teach them
the charm
of poverty. "The suffering of the poor is
something very beautiful and the world is
being
very much helped by the nobility of this
example
of misery and suffering," said Mother
Teresa.
Do we have to be grateful for this lecture
of an
eccentric billionaire???

 

 

The legend
of her Homes
for the Dying has moved the world to
tears.
Reality, however, is scandalous: In the
overcrowded and primitive little homes,
many
patients have to share a bed with others.
Though
there are many suffering from
tuberculosis, AIDS
and other highly infectious illnesses,
hygiene is
no concern. The patients are treated with
good
words and insufficient (sometimes
outdated)
medicines, applied with old needles,
washed in
lukewarm water. One can hear the screams
of people
having maggots tweezered from their open
wounds
without pain relief. On principle, strong
painkillers are even in hard cases not
given.
According to Mother Teresa's bizarre
philosophy,
it is "the most beautiful gift for a
person
that he can participate in the sufferings
of
Christ". Once she tried to comfort a
screaming sufferer: "You are suffering,
that
means Jesus is kissing you!" The man got
furious and screamed back: "Then tell your
Jesus to stop kissing."?

When
Mother Teresa
received the Nobel Peace Price, she used
the
opportunity of her worldwide telecast
speech in
Oslo to declare abortion the greatest evil
in the
world and to launch a fiery call against
population control. Her charitable work,
she
admitted, was only part of her big fight
against
abortion and population control. This
fundamentalist position is a slap in the
face of
India and other Third World Countries,
where
population control is one of the main keys
for
development and progress and social
transformation. Do we have to be grateful
to
Mother Teresa for leading this worldwide
propagandist fight against us with the
money she
collected in our name??

Mother
Teresa did not
serve the poor in Calcutta, she served the
rich in
the West. She helped them to overcome
their bad
conscience by taking billions of Dollars
from
them. Some of her donors were dictators
and
criminals, who tried to white wash their
dirty
vests. Mother Teresa revered them for a
price.
Most of her supporters, however, were
honest
people with good intentions and a warm
heart, who
fall for the illusion that the "Saint of
the
Gutter" was there to wipe away all tears
and
end all misery and undo all injustice in
the
world. Those in love with an illusion
often refuse
to see reality.

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