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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Not a single point has been refuted.

The negative reviews posted here are typical of the reaction to this book. Outrage is expressed toward the heretic, without any specific refutation of any point. The book presents a clear and concise case that MT was a hypocrite and a fraud. The addition of further d...
The negative reviews posted here are typical of the reaction to this book. Outrage is expressed toward the heretic, without any specific refutation of any point. The book presents a clear and concise case that MT was a hypocrite and a fraud. The addition of further details of the woman's life and career would have improved the book, however.

posted by Anonymous on January 6, 2006

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8 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Mean spirited and miss-represents the truth about Mother Teresa and the Church

The person who wrote this book has more of an issue with the beliefs and religious practices of the Catholic Church and he is using Mother Teresa as a ploy to get his point across. I suggest that he actually seek why the Church teaches what it does instead of basing his...
The person who wrote this book has more of an issue with the beliefs and religious practices of the Catholic Church and he is using Mother Teresa as a ploy to get his point across. I suggest that he actually seek why the Church teaches what it does instead of basing his assumptions on silly notions that the church wants everyone to be unhappy wretches.

If you seek the truth you may actually discover it.

What I find ironic is that the author calls a woman who lived her life helping the sick and poor of India a fraud while he sits in a nice office with all the comforts of life writing books.

Is the author giving all his money he made on this book to the poor of India whom he claims was wronged by Mother Teresa?

posted by 2594264 on December 30, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2003

    A controversial read from Britain's greatest living essayist

    Christopher Hitchens' latest is guaranteed to spark controversy, as he takes aim at one of the icons of Catholicism. The irascible Hitchens -- one of the few committed socialists to support the Iraq war -- reaffirms his status as iconoclast and, from his point of view, truth teller. While The Missionary Position is short on facts, and demonstrates the usual socialist bias against organized religion, Hitchens does raise disturbing questions about Mother Teresa, who routinely flew to the US for medical treatment using donated money, professed divorce as a mortal sin, yet supported her friend Lady Diana's decision to divorce Charles, and spent a goodly portion of her later years traveling the world using other people's money. Hitchens is always unpredictable. He celebrates George Orwell for his willingess to admit his early support of Stalin was misplaced; voted for G. W. Bush; excoriated the Clintons, whom he calls cynical liars; believes Henry Kissinger belongs in prison; and quit his job at the left leaning The Nation rather than change his position favoring the Saddam's overthrow. If you're looking for conventional wisdom, watch Larry King. If you're looking for provocative commentary, check out Hitchens.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 6, 2012

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