Wednesday, October 22, 2003
NOW TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK PART TWO. Christopher Hitchens is, unsurprisingly, critical of the Catholic Church's beatification of Mother Teresa. He calls her a "fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud" and labels her fast-track beatification "abject surrender, on the part of the church, to the forces of showbiz, superstition, and populism." I find his sudden concern for the integrity of the beatification process a tad insincere given his general antipathy towards organized religion of any type.