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18 February 2007

Secularist Cluelessness

Very often people who write cynically on religious subjects exhibit very little understanding of the way religious people think. A good discussion of this can be found here. But a good example of this can be found in this review of a new book on Mother Teresa (via A&L Daily). The reviewer notes that the book reveals
some striking information with quite uncomfortable implications for supporters of Mother Teresa. Her devotion to Jesus was a personal attempt to deal with grief [over her father's death], and her dedication to the poor of Calcutta part of her effort towards self-salvation. Similar to many celebrity figures, it was all about me, me, me. This puts her work into a whole new and rather less flattering light.
Yes, christians everywhere will be appalled to hear that Mother Teresa dedicated her life to feeding the poor and caring for the sick in order to save her soul. You'd almost think that pretty much the entire message of the Gospels and Paul's epistles were about salvation and dedicating one's life to achieving it.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother Theresa is in heaven, and is now unconcerned with any pain or suffering.


I wonder if secular writers will keep attempting to psychoanalyze her good works between the screams in the place that they are going to be if Mother Theresa was right about her God?

February 18, 2007 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mother Theresa is in heaven, and is now unconcerned with any pain or suffering.


I wonder if secular writers will keep attempting to psychoanalyze her good works between the screams in the place that they are going to be if Mother Theresa was right about her God?

February 18, 2007 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!- Great attempt to minmize MT's works. Next: The conspiracy theory on Mother T 's good works!! Stay tuned.

February 18, 2007 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Jimbo said...

"To thine own self be true." Happy Birthday Ziel.

February 19, 2007 7:27 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

Thanks, bro

February 19, 2007 9:42 AM  
Anonymous SFG said...

Maybe she was wrong about her God. She did do a lot of good works, probably more than the writer in question. Religion doesn't bother me as much as the things religious people do. But then secular people have done quite a bit of evil too (Great Leap Forward, Russian purges...)

February 20, 2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Writer in question"? Are you retarded?

February 20, 2007 10:36 PM  
Blogger ziel said...

What is your problem? The expression "[blank] in question" is a common way to refer to any [blank] under discussion. See definition #19 here, doofus.

February 21, 2007 8:10 AM  

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