new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

'tell your jesus to stop kissing'

'india has no reason to be grateful to mother teresa' by sanal edamaruku, president of rationalist international

here's an excerpt:

'the legend of her homes for the dying has moved the world to tears. reality, however, is scandalous: in the overcrowded and primitive little homes, many patients have to share a bed with others. though there are many suffering from tuberculosis, aids and other highly infectious illnesses, hygiene is no concern. the patients are treated with good words and insufficient (sometimes outdated) medicines, applied with old needles, washed in lukewarm water. one can hear the screams of people having maggots tweezered from their open wounds without pain relief. on principle, strong painkillers are even in hard cases not given. according to mother teresa's bizarre philosophy, it is "the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of christ". once she tried to comfort a screaming sufferer: "you are suffering, that means jesus is kissing you!" the man got furious and screamed back: "then tell your jesus to stop kissing."'

more information in this legendary video, hell's angel, by christopher hitchens, in three parts:

previously posted here
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