Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mother Teresa-- Oh whatever.

If you want to read this article without throwing up, I suggest ignoring the parts that claim atheists are always dumpster diving to expose poor, poor defenseless theists, or writing 'manifestos'.

It is worth it-- Even covered in a thick layer of theistic frosting, MT comes off as a world-class nut bar who hid serious psychological and neurological issues behind a drywall of 'religion.'

She wrote in 1951 that the Passion was the only aspect of Jesus' life that she was interested in sharing: "I want to ... drink ONLY [her emphasis] from His chalice of pain."
Gottlieb also suggests that starting her ministry "may have marked a turning point in her relationship with Jesus," whose urgent claims she was finally in a position to fulfill. Being the active party, he speculates, might have scared her, and in the end, the only way to accomplish great things might have been in the permanent and less risky role of the spurned yet faithful lover.
"If I ever become a Saint — I will surely be one of 'darkness.' I will continually be absent from Heaven — to [light] the light of those in darkness on earth," she wrote in 1962.
Creepy chick. *Kinda* emo.

Oh! But theres hope for us evil atheists! Turns out that we're all well on our way to becoming 'spiritual masters!'
The church anticipates spiritually fallow periods. Indeed, the Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross in the 16th century coined the term the "dark night" of the soul to describe a characteristic stage in the growth of some spiritual masters.
Masters of the Universe? Sweet!


Tyler DiPietro said...

Someone should photoshop an emo version MT. It would allow me to hate her more than I already do. Emo kids are unbearable. Back when I was in high school I had a recurring fantasy of driving a whole bus full of emo kids off a cliff. Oh man, I just got a boner thinking about it.

ERV said...

She was EMO! All depressed about love, wants to be the Saint of Darkness, only wants Jesus's pain... EMO!

Tyler DiPietro said...

Someone should've introduced her to BDSM. At least she would've hurt fewer people than she did with her persistent godbaggery.

Come to think of it, religion has quite a bit in common with BDSM. I keep thinking about how Francis Collins said he "fell to his knees" and "surrendered to Jesus". Or something to that effect.

Did Jesus have a ball gag handy?

Israel Barrantes said...

Oh please, at least MT did some charity... and nothing good could come from AFI or My Chemical Romance (puaggghh...)

Tyler DiPietro said...

Most of MT's "charity" went to Vatican bank. The rest of the people she "helped" got to suffer and die according to the rules of the Catholic Church. Christopher Hitchens nailed that overrated con-artist.

ERV said...

I cant believe no one has commented on the 'Masters of the Universe' pic yet :P

Tyler DiPietro said...

I haven't done so because it's an obvious misnomer, as I am the true Master of the Universe.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

P&T did an awesome "Bullshit" ep on MT (also Gandhi and the Dalai Lama). Evidently, she thought that the only way people could truly know Jesus was through suffering (which ties nicely into her quote of drinking "ONLY from His chalice of pain.").

She was a creepy, creepy, creepy, and scary lady.

And to those that defend her, there's a difference between "charity work" and watching people die.