Many of you are no doubt aware that the woman known in her life as Mother Teresa has been canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church. The process of canonization is filled with woo — of course, what else could it be — requiring “proof” of at least two miracles. But this is not what concerns me at present. The credulity of believing in “miracles” is matched by the credulity of an uncrtical public. Among probably the majority of Westerners, Mother Teresa is uncritically accepted as a kind and compassionate person. But this was not the case.
While he was alive, Christopher Hitchens delved into the life and actions of the supposed saint. His findings were compiled in his well – known (and infamous to Catholics) Missionary Position. Hitchens’s findings have since been verified by scholars. Rather than give a litany of them, here is a link to an interview with HItchens conducted by “Free Inquiry” magazine.