Posted by secular solo man on July 09, 1999 at 08:18:53:
In Reply to: Re: Mother Teresa posted by dweeb on July 08, 1999 at 03:35:29:
In my unpopular opinion, Mother Teresa, notwithstanding her undoubtedly good intentions, did nothing to make the world a better place in any lasting sense. It is absolutely true that she would have relieved more suffering by handing out contraceptive pills to women burdened by too many pregnancies than by telling them they must accept god's will that using contraception is a mortal sin. It seems to me that Mother Teresa was more accepting of others' suffering and death than her own. When she became ill she went into an expensive clinic, and when she had to decide whether to have surgery to save her life she retired to pray and--surprise--came back with the answer from god that she should have it. Mother Teresa never asked why the poor were poor. She never protested about about the huge extremes of wealth and poverty in the country in which she worked. She never became angry. Yet even jesus christ became angry when he found the money changers in the temple. Mother teresa was agood woman; but her world view and her religious dogmatism, like that of her friend and mentor the pope, belongs to another time. It belongs to a time when the moral imperative was to go forth and multiply , to populate the earth. The moral imperative today is to slow world population. Overpopulation is the most seriuos problem for India as awhole, and the greatest cause of ill-health and misery for individual Indian women.
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