THEIST_WATCH Msg : 76 Written : 08/11/94 06:19pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To :

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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 76 Written : 08/11/94 06:19pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : "Mother" Teresa "Mother" Teresa In his new book, _For the Sake of Argument,_ Christopher Hitchens remarks on "Mother" Teresa of Calcutta. With what can only be called kindness he describes here as "a dangerous sinister person who properly belongs in the caboose of the Pat Buchanan baggage train." It seems that while in Calcutta for a visit in the early 1980s he stopped at her Missionaries of Charity in Bose Road which had the motto ("He that loveth correction loveth knowledge.") He had the opportunity to take a walk with her and described her as having "a butch style" as she accepted kisses bestowed on her feet, taking them as no more than her due. He saw her fight against birth control propaganda as representing "the Vatican's heinous policy of compelling the faithful to breed." He kept his eye on T.M. then for a number of years and was appalled as she turned up in Haiti to "sanctify the vulture-like regime" of Papa Duvalier. She next was seen in Beirut to bind up Lebanon's wounds as a guest of the Phalangists. She then went to her home country, Albania, to cozy up with Hoxha's successor (Ramiz Alia) who had been a member of the ultra-fascist Albanian Youth of the Lictor which advocated the forcible conversion of the Balkans to Roman Catholicism. Later during the hectic times of the S&L bonanza in the United States she "nursed at the ample tit of Charles Keating" of Lincoln Savings and Loan of California, receiving $1.4 million and the use of a company plane. The book sounds like a delight. American Atheists is in the process of ordering it. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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