(143) Sun 8 Dec 96 0:25
By: Sean McCullough
To: Robert Burke
> JB> You'd better start reading some real newspapers yourself. Keating, t
> JB> guy CONVICTED of swindling a lot of people out of a lot of money tri
> JB> to make himself feel better about his actions by giving a million of
> JB> to MT. She was contacted about the source of the money, offered a li
> JB> of the people it was stolen from so that she could return it...or at
> JB> minimum, apologize for accepting stolen money. She refused to do eit
> It strikes me very funny that YOU are Condeming a woman who has
> unselfishly dedicated her whole life to personally helping the poor and
> suffering of this world.
Is there ANYTHING you won't beLIEve, Robert??
"MUTHA" Teresa *claims* to help the poor and suffering of the world -- but in
reality collects mega-donations from convicted crooks, from their tainted
stolen goods, and deposits them in foreign bank-accounts to prevent the real
owners of the property from knowing she has it.
The sick people in her "shelters" aren't permitted any company; they aren't
allowed any drugs to kill the pain of "Jesus kissing them"; and when SHE has
serious medical needs, SHE attends a regular hospital!
> Who do you think YOU are.
An honest man who has never taken anything without its right owner's
This places me head, shoulders, and genitalia above CROOKED CUNT Teresa!!
> What do YOU do to make a differnce?
I work to eliminate evil, such as Jesus cultism and its volunteer victims, from
> Have YOU won a Nobel Peace Prize?
Have YOU?? Otherwise, YOU lack the right to make this objection.
> Well mother Theresa has.
She won the Prize for 1979.
Thirteen years later, her major contributor Charles Keating was convicted of
the fraud which generated the money which he donated to her.
As the Nobel Prize Commission in Sweden has never claimed either infallibility
or clairvoyant powers, this merely means that the Members were just as
hoodwinked as the rest of us.
The vast majority of us got better before you still haven't, it looks like.
> And you still haven't given me the SOURCE of this info. What great
> NEWSPAPER was it?
The Washington Post, one of the most objective and highest-quality newspapers
printed in the world.
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JB> Well, I'd leave Mother Theresa out of that one then. You do know abo
JB> her accepting stolen money and refusing to return it or even apologi
JB> for taking it, don't you?
RB> Do you believe everthing you read in the National enquirer?
Insults arising from your ignorance are not a terribly Christian
behavior, but then we have come to expect that from fundies. Here:
work for a change on correcting your ignorance:
Msg#: 2 Date: 29 Oct 95 01:15:33
From: Don Martin
Subj: Even Saints Get the Blues
In the Outlook section of the Washington Post for 10/29/95,
there is an interesting article by Christopher Hitchens on
everyone's favorite Nobel Prize winning Saint, Mother Teresa. In
common with her co-religionists, she does not scruple overmuch where
the money comes from, so long as it comes. Charles Keating, in
addition to being a swindler on an absolutely Republican scale, was
one of her contributors to the tune of a cool million. During that
worthy's trial, Mother Teresa wrote to the presiding judge, one
Lance Ito, in support of her holy cash cow:
"I don't know anything about Mr. Charles Keating's work or
his business or the matters you are dealing with," she stated,
"I only know that he has been kind and generous to God's poor
and always ready to help whenever there was a need. It is for
this reason that I do not want to forget him now while he and
his family are suffering. Jesus has told us 'whatever you do to
the least of my brethren YOU DID IT TO ME.'"
Can anyone say attempting to bring holy pressure to bear upon
the trial? Paul Turley, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles,
apparently did. He sent a reply to Mother T in early 1992, after the
trial was completed. He wrote as a private citizen, and put it to
"Mr. Keating was convicted of defrauding 17 individuals of
more than $900,000. These 17 persons were representative of
17,000 individuals from whom Mr. Keating stole $252,000,000. . .
. The victims of Mr. Keating's fraud came from a wide spectrum
of society. Some were wealthy and well educated. Most were
people of modest means and unfamiliar with high finance. One
was, indeed, a poor carpenter who did not speak English and had
his life savings stolen by Mr. Keating's fraud.
"The Biblical slogan of your organization is 'As long as you
did it to one of these My least brethren, you did it to me,'
Mr. Turley pointed out, continuing, "the 'least' of the
bretheren are among those whom Mr. Keating fleeced without
flinching. As you well know, divine forgiveness is available to
all, but forgiveness must be preceded by admission of sin. Not
only has Mr. Keating failed to admit his sins and his crimes, he
persists in self-righteously blaming others for his own
"You urge Judge Ito to look into his heart--as he sentences
Charles Keating--and do what Jesus would do. I submit the same
challenge to you. Ask yourself what Jesus would do if he were
given the fruits of a crime; what Jesus would do were he in
possession of money that had been stolen; what Jesus would do if
he were being exploited by a thief to ease his conscience?
"I submit that Jesus would promptly and unhesitatingly
return the stolen property to its rightful owners. You should do
the same. You have been given money by Mr. Keating that he has
been convicted of stealing by fraud. Do not permit him the
'indulgence' he desires. Do not keep the money. Return it to
those who worked for it and earned it!
"If you contact me I will put you in direct contact with the
rightful owners of the property now in your possession."
Anyone here like to take a guess at the reply Mr. Turley got
from the most holy Mother Teresa? Anyone like to take a shot at the
amount of cash the Saint has sent to the rightful owners thereof?
------end of extract---------------------------------------------
It is now well over a year after that account appeared in the
Washington Post, and nearly 5 years since the attorney sent his
letter offering to provide the names and addresses of those
defrauded by Keating. To date, there have been no takers from Mommy
T's camp to give back any of the stolen goods. It would appear that
the old broad is about to shuffle off the mortal coil with this
small sin upon her conscience: doubtless you will wish to claim that
those defrauded "brought it upon themselves" and that their money
has been put to a better use than they would have done. But it is
still theft--or doesn't THAT Commandment mean anything to
religionists anymore, either?
... Through a Jaundiced Eye Darkly--Rheum With a View
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