Mother Teresa Friend or Foe of The Christian Faith

Topics: Missionaries of Charity, Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position / Pages: 10 (2352 words) / Published: Jan 20th, 2014
Lisette Elise Paris
CWV 101
01/19/14
Instructor Matt Hampton MOTHER TERESA: FRIEND OR FOE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH? INTRODUCTION

I have chosen the personage Mother Teresa for this worldview essay. In explaining her worldview, there will be an attempt to compare her belief system with my own. While explaining her family values, how she viewed and utilized money and career, and her social issues, I will in the process compare these with my own personal belief system, and why I have decided that she is a fraudulent role model. The reason why I have chosen to write about her is because though she appeared to be performing Christian acts; her views and work have made her into a polarizing figure in academic circles. During her lifetime, she claimed to be feeding the poor of Calcutta, which she was doing, she frequently embellished and exaggerated the facts. The streets of Calcutta were actually empty the day of her funeral. This might be because her hostels were poorly run; she frequently turned people away from the doors, people who would of course, later die from neglect; and she amassed millions of dollars, mostly from elitists who felt guilty about their ill gotten gains. The essay will explore the reasons why her methods and motivations were suspect, and why, after her death and Beautification, her persona as a Christian Role Model is suspect.

Family Mother Teresa was born Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in August 1921. When she was twelve, she thought about becoming a nun. When she was seventeen she went ahead with her decision.

Having read many articles about the work Catholic missionaries were doing in India, Mother Teresa was determined to go there. Thus, Mother Teresa applied to the Loreto order of nuns, based in Ireland but with missions in India.
In September 1928, 18-year-old Mother Teresa said goodbye to her family to travel to Ireland and then on to India. She never saw her mother or sister again. (About.com).

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References: Chatterjee, Aroup, Mother Teresa The Final Verdict Meteor Press http://www.kurusady.com/mother-terasa.html http://www.friendsofunfpa.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=213 http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/motherteresa.htm http://futiledemocracy.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/the-curse-of-mother-theresa/

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