Mother Teresa was either a lying, evil thief. Or a deluded one.
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For me, there are only two possible categories that we can place this woman. Either a deluded woman, that was tricked into carrying out the most horrendous acts against the worlds poor by an old, sinister, predator-protecting virgin. Or that she intentionally did the corrupt things she did from a standpoint of deliberate action. Either way, Mother Teresa was bad.
The only ground rule is that it isn't kosher, in this debate, to act as if our words are of that much importance. So restrain from saying things like "Thanks for the debate" and "back to pro", because it just looks like you're predicting an inevitability, and it's pointless.
My opponent has site a single wikipedia database that chooses to word this woman's actions in a positive light. since he has chosen to only give us a single point, it will be all the more simple for me to dismantle.
He says that, because she housed some AIDS patients, and some other suffering people, that she must have had a heart of true compassion. Admittedly, my opponent knows nothing of Mother Teresa or the goings on in her House For the Dying, as he begins his argument with "according to wikipedia". Now, I know how hard it can be to disinvolve yourself with popular icons like mother Teresa, as it was for all of us to do with Santa Clause, but listen to me with an open mind and your opinions will soon change.
I could site the $2.3 million she took from Charles Keating, which he took by fraud from the poorest people all around America so that she would write a letter to the courts demanding his fraud to be excused (To check this fact, visit-http://en.wikipedia.org...). Or I could talk about the $1.2 million she took from the Duvaliers, a dictator family of Haiti, who have given the poor as hard a time as they have ever gotten (To check this fact, visit- http://en.wikipedia.org...). But for the mercy of my opponent, I will remain on the single point which he made.
Mother Teresa's Homes for The Dying were not happy places for her victims. In 1994, Dr Robin fox (PhD in the Standards of Care) visited mother Teresa's Home For the Dying in Calcutta. That same year, on the 17 September, he wrote in his journal about a 10 year old boy suffering from Malaria and High Fever, he noted that the missionaries of Charity had given him, for treatment, Paracetamol and Tetracycline, which is a tablet for acne!There are hundreds of other examples of the indifference to the poor's suffering on the part of Mother Teresa (Visit-http://www.cracked.com...). So, don't try to get it passed through the intelligence of our audience that she did any real work for the poor.
Also, in 1898, whilst giving a speech in Dublin, Mother Teresa had herself proclaimed that her real agenda was nothing to do with helping the poor, and that it was really to stop contraception and abortion! She said that "suffering is a gift from god, I think it's beautiful to see the poor endure their lot." Any body that says these preachment's are any less than evil is deluded, and should emancipate themselves from the shackles of their own naivet".
A documentary showing the speech I mentioned will be included at the top right-hand corner of this argument.
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