I was watching Penn and Teller Bullshit show on YouTube the other day (its name is Bullshit, the show itself is great!), and I stumbled upon “Holier than Thou” episode. I actually had watched some episodes before, their picking on religion, pseudoscience and most of all stupidity is both funny and informing.
This particular episode was very interesting. I knew Christopher Hitchens had written about Mother Teresa and her fraud operation in India, but seeing the whole thing in 30 minutes in a fun way was very amusing. (you can watch it here, here, and here)
Now, that got me thinking: It seemed the only defendable point for Catholics in their debates against Atheists (or others), and most notably the one with Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry, who Fryed and Hitchslapped them and wiped the floors with them*; was their charity work. “You never mention that we do charity! You just pick on our stance about condoms and Homosexuality!”
The point that we take from Mother Teresa’s story is doing charity is not the purpose of their organised action, it is only the means to their ultimate goal: Spreading the word of their God and expanding their institution. Most of them, and most definitely the ones on the top of their organisation, do not do good to bring more good to the world, they do it to make it more Catholic…
* I’m sure most of you have, but if not, watch Hitchens and Fry in action: