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    What do non-Catholic Christians think of Mother Teresa being declared a "saint"?
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    05 Sep '16 00:23
    Originally posted by FMF
    What do non-Catholic Christians think of Mother Teresa being declared a "saint"?
    What does a non-Christian think?

    Me personally, she is an example of selflessness and put others fitst.
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    05 Sep '16 00:43
    Originally posted by leunammi
    What does a non-Christian think?
    If my thoughts are anything to go by, I would doubt the concept of canonization would mean much to non-believers. But I am curious about whether Christians generally, as opposed to just Catholics, will be inclined to believe the claims about the two miracles that are attributed to her.
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    05 Sep '16 09:46
    Originally posted by FMF
    If my thoughts are anything to go by, I would doubt the concept of canonization would mean much to non-believers. But I am curious about whether Christians generally, as opposed to just Catholics, will be inclined to believe the claims about the two miracles that are attributed to her.
    I don't really know what the miracles are that are attributed to her, or why it is important. I will say that to elevate someone to some status because there was a miracle is like taking credit for something that has nothing to do with you, the power comes from God.
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    05 Sep '16 10:02
    Originally posted by leunammi
    Me personally, she is an example of selflessness and put others fitst.
    You might want to do a bit more research:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Mother_Teresa
    She actually put promoting Catholicism first.
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    05 Sep '16 10:03
    Originally posted by FMF
    What do non-Catholic Christians think of Mother Teresa being declared a "saint"?
    I think it's decent piece of PR by the Vatican.
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    05 Sep '16 10:27
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    You might want to do a bit more research:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Mother_Teresa
    She actually put promoting Catholicism first.
    What I know of mother Theresa is that she worked in orphanages and with the sick and dedicated her life to that, fairly selfless especially by today's standard.

    I will neither take away or add anything to her life, it's not my place. Thanks for the comments.
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    05 Sep '16 10:36
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    You might want to do a bit more research:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Mother_Teresa
    She actually put promoting Catholicism first.
    That page is under dispute.
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    05 Sep '16 10:37
    Originally posted by leunammi
    What I know of mother Theresa is that she worked in orphanages and with the sick and dedicated her life to that, fairly selfless especially by today's standard.

    I will neither take away or add anything to her life, it's not my place. Thanks for the comments.
    Are you or were you a Catholic yourself?
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    05 Sep '16 10:41
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Are you or were you a Catholic yourself?
    Negative.
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    05 Sep '16 10:59
    Originally posted by leunammi
    What I know of mother Theresa is that she worked in orphanages and with the sick and dedicated her life to that, fairly selfless especially by today's standard.
    Selfless yes. But it has been claimed (by herself no less) that she did so not for the sake of others, but for the promotion of Catholicism.

    I will neither take away or add anything to her life, it's not my place. Thanks for the comments.
    But you did exactly that. You made a judgement about her life and have refused to consider that you may be wrong. If you are wrong, then you have added something to her life.
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    05 Sep '16 11:00
    Originally posted by divegeester
    That page is under dispute.
    The page, or its contents? The page lists claims by third parties about her life. Are you saying the third parties may not have made those claims and that is under dispute, or are you saying the claims themselves are under dispute?
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    05 Sep '16 11:17
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Selfless yes. But it has been claimed (by herself no less) that she did so not for the sake of others, but for the promotion of Catholicism.

    [b]I will neither take away or add anything to her life, it's not my place. Thanks for the comments.

    But you did exactly that. You made a judgement about her life and have refused to consider that you may be wrong. If you are wrong, then you have added something to her life.[/b]
    Sigh...

    Not playing, again thanks for your comments.
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    Originally posted by leunammi
    Sigh...

    Not playing, again thanks for your comments.
    I am not playing either. I was serious. Your claim to neutrality is bogus.
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    05 Sep '16 11:37
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I am not playing either. I was serious. Your claim to neutrality is bogus.
    Please review my comments 7 posts up.

    What I know of mother Theresa is that she worked in orphanages and with the sick and dedicated her life to that, fairly selfless especially by today's standard. "

    It's what I know, and quite frankly all I care to know about Mother Theresa... no disrespect to her.

    If you know additional information about Mother Theresa which causes you to have a different opinion, then good for you. For me, from what I know , she was as I stated, I am sorry that my knowledge is limited with regards to her but it is... it is not a fault.
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