People here love a good debate so he’s a one, was Mother Teresa good or evil? My opening argument; Mother Teresa is now a saint, but that’s only a platitude she was given by the Catholic Church for whom she was actually an ambassador. Almost of the money she raised over the decades was actually funnelled into Vatican bank accounts and never saw Calcutta. Mother Teresa also received the Nobel Peace Prize and used her speech to call for bans on contraception and abortion, Pope John Paul II was in cahoots as he was a rabid ultra conservative and traditionalist, they both opposed Vatican II reforms. Mother Teresa claimed frailty and to be afraid of the limelight when it came to media, in fact she loved it and used any opportunity to get attention. She actually spent most of her time touring the West and particularly courted communist dictators trying to cause their downfall, a hope also shared by John Paul II. she also courted fraudsters such as Charles Keating and Robert Maxwell, using their private jets and refused to return money she received which was taken from scam victims. In Calcutta, Aroup Chatterjee found in his book from interviewing locals that her nuns were NOT ever out doing charity work and infact turned away the ‘poorest of the poor’ unless they were Catholic. Her huns to this day keep this up. She herself was never in India to help anyone in the first place. Her ‘hospice’ didn’t provide medical care, it was meant for people to suffer and be converted, reusing needles, questionable sanitation and anyone suspected of having family members were thrown out. Her missions abroad are actually just convents. The Calcutta locals didn’t actually know who she was, she wanted to keep the false image of Calcutta the west still has to keep the donations coming in. Her main aim was to actually spread Catholicism and preach against abortion and contraception. She even gave up on this attempted here and Ireland because we were modernising. Even Margaret Thatcher refused to listen to her preaching. Her main aim in life wasn’t to end poverty, she wanted the poor to embrace their poverty and called it ‘beautiful’ as suffering brought them closer to God in her mind. She made friends with extremely questionable people and was more than happy to refuse to travel in anything but first class, she refused to provide medical care to the poor but was very happy to receive world class treatment for her many illnesses in the US. There’s more points than just this but my assessment is that she was a cunning, narcissistic, hypocritical old fraud who was also a fanatical fundamentalist and no different to the Taliban. She has never ever helped anybody and manipulated the media and the world in so many ways. She was always meddling in politics and infact forced her nuns to vote, she was a politician herself in many ways. Any one have an concurring or opposing argument to make?