The Missionary Position - Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice - Christopher Hitchens is direct and to the point in showing that Mother Teresa is just an old woman who is more interested in forming her own group of nuns than ending suffering. It's a dirty job, but someone had to come out and point to the evidence. For example, he shows that Mother Teresa (MT) received millions (most probably hundreds of millions) of dollars for her charities, but she refused to use that money to alleviate suffering, train the poor so they could get a job or even to provide pain killers for people dying in the utmost pain and agony from things like cancer. For example, in New York where MT had one convent, the sick and dying were cold in winter because the heat was turned off while having $50 million in the bank. MT was a great sales person and received millions from criminals, non-catholics, and even stolen money which, after she found out it was stolen from working people, refused to return it. Hitchens leaves no doubt that her goal was to prolong the suffering of people as much as possible, indoctrinate as many as possible that abortion and contraceptives were the biggest sins there. She ruled her convents as a tyrant and made sure that any building that she received with any comforts (i.e. carpet or furniture), that it was all thrown in the trash to make sure the suffering of the patients was genuine. Of course, when it came to her health, she went to the most exclusive and advanced medical facilities in the world. This book is a must read for anyone who thought MT was a good woman… because she was not!
HAFree Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars
La Puta de Babilonia (The Babilonian Whore) The Colombian “paisa” Fernando Vallejo (Born in Medellin, 1942) is the author of this great narrative about the history of the Catholic Church. The Babilonian Whore (name of that the Albigenses gave the Roman Church, as witnessed by the Book of Revelations) is an entertaining and provocative book which you will fully enjoy reading, that is, if your mind is open more to the truth than religious faith. With over 300 pages, this book details a rigorous analysis of biblical texts, especially the Gospels. Vallejo shows us evidence that the Bible has no historical value (using quotations and translations from Greek, Latin and Aramaic) as the Gospels were written only in the second century and over time have had a lot of corrections and additions. Vallejo says that "there is no bigger enemy of the Bible that the Bible itself" and questions the “divine” origin of the Gospels and, of course, of the Bible in general to the point that he says "Jesus did not exist. Neither in body and soul as claimed by evangelists, nor as an embodied spirit ..."
HAFree Rating: 4 of 5 stars