For many years now Mother Teresa has been characterized as one of the most caring and generous human beings of all times. She is known for founding Missionaries of Charity and for her work with the poor. On September 4, 2016 she was officially declared a saint, but Mother Teresa was nowhere close.
Mother Teresa had a twisted view of the world in which she glorified suffering.
“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 people.” Mother Teresa told Christopher Hitchens.
Multiple volunteers at her hospices attest to the inadequate care provided to the sick. Patients were often misdiagnosed, no modern medical equipment was available, needles weren’t properly sterilized, the strongest pain killer available was aspirin, and even when a patient clearly needed surgery, they were refused hospital treatment.
Christopher Hitchens’ recalls another moment when Mother Teresa told a suffering patient,
“You are suffering like Christ on the cross. So Jesus must be kissing you.”
Yet when Mother Teresa needed hospital care herself, she received it in a modern American hospital.
Why didn’t Mother Teresa set up the proper facilities for these people? She certainly had the means to. The Missions of Charity organization received millions in donations. That is more then enough to build fully equipped hospitals and clinics.
Not to mention, she was adamantly and unsurprisingly against abortion. In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech she declared that abortion was the greatest threat to peace in the world.
She once told many US officials that, “By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems . . . Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
How could she possibly believe that the “greatest destroyer of love and peace” is a woman utilizing her reproductive rights?
This woman’s hypocrisy is often overlooked due to her humanitarian efforts and the way that the media has crafted her image. The majority of people think of Mother Teresa as loving saint who helped millions of lives when in reality, millions suffered because of her beliefs.