Funny Stuff

Mother Teresa – No Saint

Not that I ever liked this showboating woman, I do find this to be a funny revelation.

Book Of Iconic Nun’s Letters Shows She Was Tormented By Her Doubts In Her Faith

In life, Mother Teresa was an icon — for believers — of God’s work on Earth. Her ministry to the poor of Calcutta was a world-renowned symbol of religious compassion. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In a rare interview in 1986, Mother Teresa told CBS News she had a calling, based on unquestioned faith.

“They are all children of God, loved and created by the same heart of God,” she said.

But now, it has emerged that Mother Teresa was so doubtful of her own faith that she feared being a hypocrite, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips.

In a new book that compiles letters she wrote to friends, superiors and confessors, her doubts are obvious.

Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta’s slums, the spirit left Mother Teresa.

“Where is my faith?” she wrote. “Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness… If there be God — please forgive me.”

Eight years later, she was still looking to reclaim her lost faith.

“Such deep longing for God… Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal,” she said.

As her fame increased, her faith refused to return. Her smile, she said, was a mask.

“What do I labor for?” she asked in one letter. “If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.”

“These are letters that were kept in the archbishop’s house,” the Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuk told Phillips.

The letters were gathered by Rev. Kolodiejchuk, the priest who’s making the case to the Vatican for Mother Teresa’s proposed sainthood. He said her obvious spiritual torment actually helps her case.

“Now we have this new understanding, this new window into her interior life, and for me this seems to be the most heroic,” said Rev. Kolodiejchuk.

According to her letters, Mother Teresa died with her doubts. She had even stopped praying, she once said.

The church decided to keep her letters, even though one of her dying wishes was that they be destroyed. Perhaps now we know why.

Storage Space Shrinking Faster Than Her Right To Choose!

I dunno, I kinda laughed at that billboard. If I was their advertising team however, I’d have picked a less touchy subject for fear of pissing off half my potential customers. They should take note, mixing religion, politics and business never works out.

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_227221809.html

 NEW YORK They’re ads you may have seen around the New York City. They’re supposed to be promoting storage, but they have a political and comical edge to them.

But their latest ad doesn’t have too many people laughing.

Its billboards have always been edgy, but has Manhattan Mini Storage gone over the edge?

The ad causing controversy depicts a coat hanger and takes a stance on abortion, along with the slogan: “Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose.”

Needless to say, it didn’t take long for the backlash to come.

“These billboards, we think they’re absolutely disgusting,” said Kiera McCaffrey of the Catholic League.

“Or one thing, it’s strange enough that this company feels the need to advertise their pro-abortion stance on their billboards for mini-storage units, but the fact that they have to do it in so vile a way.”

Love Thy Neighbor

I would highlight everything that’s wrong with this letter.. but I figure it’s just funnier to post it and let you laugh/be outraged.

Letter to the editor