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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-28-07 05:55 PM
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Got proof? Besides "Christopher Hitchens said so"?

That's not proof.

Az, you're too intelligent to respect Hitchens as an atheist. He doesn't believe in God because he thinks HE is God.

He's so unintelligent -- and I think it's due to destruction of brain cells by years of alcohol abuse -- that he can't understand that Mother Teresa experienced years of what St. John of the Cross (great Catholic mystic and confessor of another great Catholic mystic, St. Teresa of Avila) first named "the dark night of the soul." When people have had strong experience of the presence of God and then go through periods of "spiritual dryness," it is torture for their souls. It was no secret that Mother Teresa suffered this way for many years. It's to her credit that she went on doing what Jesus commanded all Christians to do.

Mother Teresa is being attacked because she talked openly with her confessors about her long dark night of the soul rather than being admired for keeping on keeping on or for her honesty. The book written by one of her confessors will help other believers who are going through spiritual dryness. Atheists who are as cynical and deliberately uninformed as Hitchens will do what he did on "Hardball" tonight: claim that Mother Teresa was an atheist.

She was not an atheist at all. You know better than that, I think, and I wish more atheists did.

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