The video above is a Penn & Teller expose of Mother Theresa. I’ve always been away she was somewhat controversial, but never gone into it too much. I think the critics are right that her motivation was expanding her faith, not relieving poverty, yet I still think on balance she did more good than bad.
Christopher Hitchens wrote a book about Mother Theresa. He also was called by the Vatican, during Mother Teresa’s beatification process, to argue the case against her. He was fulfilling the role of what was previously known as the “Devil’s Advocate” and Hitchens has jokingly referred to his work in the case as the person chosen “to represent the devil pro bono” 🙂
Hat Tip: Bryce Edwards