I've heard that she was truly a saint, and I've heard that she was something less-than. I figured that the truth was probably somewhere in between, and dependent upon the interpretation and values of the person judging her life.
There is a paper soon to be published that dispels many of the myths surrounding this woman of charity, showing that her image was something created by the media - that she was stingy, and actually thought that the suffering of the sick and the poor was a good thing, and used that to justify limiting real aid to those who needed help the most.
She was quoted as saying, “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering.”
What is gained by elevating a person's status to "saint", when in real life, they really did very little to help those they were credited to helping?Answer Question
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Answer by Ballad at 2:09 AM on Mar. 2, 2013
I don't know if Mother Teresa should be made saint.
There is a lot to criticize about any person, and I'm sure she had many faults like the rest of us. Mother Teresa had to work within the framework of India. This article just seems to a lame attack on religion with very few facts based on one study that lacks real research and an independent review. I came away thinking the science blog really feels threatened by religion. This would never pass as a scientific article in a science journal.
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