[quote author=“bhome83”]i plan on reading missionary position, but you guys are kinda harsh against her. The majority of people i know are religious people (including my entire family). So are they bad people because they have faith in a god? I’m not religious at all, but i hardly think mother T was a terrible person. I think she is very misguided though. So would it have been better if she did absolutely nothing with the poor? don’t you think even though some of the poor probably disagreed with her, that some also felt some comfort when she was around? again, i will have to read some more on her, but find your guys’ criticism of her a little harsh.
ps- i don’t have showtime, is there somewhere i can rent, download etc. that movie? thanks.
Bhome83, the above boldfaced question, as well as this entire discussion of Mother Teresa reminds me of how vastly mistaken traditional Christianity can tend to be regarding what is “good” and what is “bad.” Moralities that got set up eons ago really need to be updated and revised much more frequently than they tend to be when a permanent, official, holy guide book is in place for all to adhere to. Biblical pronouncements that are either misunderstood, mistranslated or poorly reasoned in the first place are only part of the equation. Modern people know about certain crucially important things that the ancients lacked. Obviously. Yet “modern” Christians typically see questions of morality as being set in stone, literally.
This is why we have morally perverted folks such as M.T. running around the planet attempting to “do good” while in reality causing great harm to enormous numbers of people. Analysis of intentions can become quite confusing, while analysis of actions, needs, ethics, health, and other such measurable components are much more amenable to improved moral action and vision.
It’s certainly a difficult topic—one that absolutely requires that people bypass their ancient superstitious ways.