Class Warfare Blog

March 26, 2016

Should Mother Theresa Be Canonized?

The above title has been atop a public debate in the N.Y. Times for the last couple of days. The answer is simple: who cares who Catholics put into their Hall of Fame? Put her in, don’t put her in … meh.

Like baseball’s Hall of Fame, and the Academy Awards of Hollywood, there is a vanity press flavor to all of these things. Basically, they are a way to “sell newspapers” or whatever the modern equivalent is (sell content?). I wonder how many non-Catholics chimed in on the “debate?” I don’t wonder enough to actually go look, as all of these such things are major or minor distractions from the real news. The “real news” isn’t even available anymore. Did you know that we were conducting the world’s largest ever war games in South Korea recently? Neither did I. Not Reported … it was real news.

And, I predict that if she is so inducted into their hall of fame, that there will be a run on plaques, bobble-head dolls, and other graven images of here for Catholics to worship (despite the scriptural prohibition) because the whole endeavor is all about marketing. Otherwise, why would you do it?

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  1. Should Mother Theresa Be Canonized?

    If this means her being exhumed, put in a canon and someone lighting the fuse, then yes!

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    Comment by Arkenaten — March 26, 2016 @ 10:24 am | Reply

    • That’s quite fun imagery.

      The British did this after the Indians revolted against the East India Company’s employees. They tied them to canon and made it go boom.

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      Comment by john zande — March 26, 2016 @ 10:42 am | Reply

      • Damned punkawallahs, what? Thoroughly deserved a damned good thrashing, I say.
        Should never have taught’em Cricket.
        Told ’em, I did. Back in the day. Now look at ’em.

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        Comment by Arkenaten — March 26, 2016 @ 10:47 am | Reply

        • Bit of a sticky wicket, wot?

          On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — March 26, 2016 @ 10:52 am | Reply

          • The British are something else at times, and certainly in the days of tea-drinking and shooting natives. It’s a difficult call between idiosyncrasies and idiot-syncracies.
            🙂

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            Comment by Arkenaten — March 26, 2016 @ 10:58 am | Reply

      • But they were still alive just before the canons were discharged, no? Ah, the white man’s burden, so many wogs, so few bullets!

        On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — March 26, 2016 @ 10:51 am | Reply

    • LOL! Seen Hitch’s takedown of MT, eh?

      On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 10:24 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 26, 2016 @ 10:52 am | Reply

      • Yes, I’m pretty sure I saw it.
        Even so, I want a wobbly head doll though.
        😉

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        Comment by Arkenaten — March 26, 2016 @ 10:55 am | Reply


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