Monday, September 10, 2007

Mother Theresa's doubts.

The actor Tim Robbins was heard to defend Mother Theresa when, on his television show, Bill Maher brought up the subject of her recent diary admissions that she had doubts about the existence of god.

Tim Robbins quoted the line of all the faithful that, in effect states “To be faithful is by definition to be doubtful and that all religious people have, at one time or another, had doubts.”

This is fine if you a member of the public but if you are a member of an organization that collects money from people based on your teachings and sermons about the existence of god you had better have no doubts at all.


You can’t take money from people and be unsure if god even exists. That is called “swindling” As a church leader, as soon as you hear a little voice in your head say “Is this all a croc? Is there really a god or is my whole life based on a lie?” you need to either announce that to your congregation so they can make an informed decision as to whether or not they want to keep funding your lifestyle or immediately resign.

If you keep these doubts to yourself you are taking other peoples money under false pretenses. A very serious crime indeed.

Mother Theresa was, at the very least, a hypocrite. She had her own private misgivings but kept them to herself and let the Catholic church keep collecting their weekly offerings.


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