Good news for Mother Theresa haters: an event just for you!
Oliver Darcy at Campus Reform.org reports:
An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa. The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’”
The e-mail says the group plans to screen an anti-Mother Teresa film, discuss Hitchens’ book, Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, and question how the public has been “conned into thinking this woman [Teresa] was good.” The e-mail states Teresa, who is on her way to sainthood in the Catholic church, “was not a friend of the poor,” but “was a friend of poverty.”
When reporter Dan Wooding flew to India to interview Mother Theresa, she told him, “The spiritual poverty of the Western World is much greater than the physical poverty of our people.” While this Catholic nun dedicated her life to caring for the poorest of the poor, Ivy League atheists spend their time complaining about her.
“You, in the West, have millions of people who suffer such terrible loneliness and emptiness. They feel unloved and unwanted. These people are not hungry in the physical sense, but they are in another way. They know they need something more than money, yet they don't know what it is."
“What they are missing, really, is a living relationship with God.”