An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa.
The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’”
Mother Teresa is widely known for her life’s work of aiding the poor and comforting the sick.
The e-mail says the group plans to screen an anti-Mother Teresa film, discuss Hitchens’ book, Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, and question how the public has been “conned into thinking this woman [Teresa] was good.”
The e-mail states Teresa, who is on her way to sainthood in the Catholic church, “was not a friend of the poor,” but “was a friend of poverty.”
The email links to a now infamous article by the late Christopher Hitchens which attempts to debunk much of the lore that surrounds Teresa...
I always feel a twinge of nausea at the title of Hitchen's book-- Missionary Position-- to describe this good and holy woman. Atheists are always trying to win hearts and minds.
Blessed Theresa devoted her life to caring for the poor and dying of Calcutta-- the least of our brothers. She was a tireless defender of innocent human life and of people who were cast aside, walked over, abandoned. Her moniker was "the Saint of the Gutters".
Santo subito, please, Holy Father.
The hard work associated with Mother Theresa-bashing leaves no doubt that the Atheists Humanists Agnostics Club will now have to postpone indefinitely their planned events skewering fellow atheists V.I. Lenin, J. Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, and the entire North Korean Kim family.
When the final history of atheism's contribution to humanity is written, its title, pace Hitchens, will be Doggy Style.