The prestigious Nobel Prize has a great history which was awarded to those with an exceptional contribution in the field of Science, Literature, Peace and other fields. But lately, the Nobel Prize has more so become a club of Lutyens which recognises only those people who have a good rapport with the missionaries in Rome.
Although the committee recognizes many the real contributors in the world, there are few people who have been awarded Nobel Prize solely for their connections to Rome, despite their contribution was nil to humanity and mankind. One such person who posed herself as a saint with a dubious intention of fooling people and converted millions in the name of selfless service was none other than Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, better known as “Mother” Teresa.
Mother Teresa was awarded the 1979 Peace Prize for “her work in bringing help to suffering humanity”, but the question is what was the big contribution she gave to the country which got her Nobel prize?
People believe that she contributed immensely towards up-liftment of poor and sick people, but in reality, her main intention was to convert these poor people by promising them of giving livelihood. These words were not said by me or anyone but Christopher Hitchens who was one of the first to raise questions about the authenticity of claims made by the Roman Catholic Church promoting Mother Teresa.
The following is an excerpt from Hitchens’ excellent critique, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice:
Mother Teresa was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.
Many more people are poor and sick because of the life of Mother Teresa: Even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed. She was a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, and a church that officially protects those who violate the innocent has given us another clear sign of where it truly stands on moral and ethical questions.
Dr. Aroup Chatterjee, a London-based physician, and author of “Mother Teresa: The Untold Story,” gives extensive evidence that the Missionaries of Charity ran inadequate facilities and often offered little comfort to those it was trying to help.
Dr. Chatterjee said he found a “cult of suffering” in homes run by Mother Teresa’s organization, with children tied to beds and little to comfort dying patients but aspirin. He says Mother Teresa encouraged the use of hypodermic needles and tolerating primitive facilities that required patients to defecate in front of one another.
When Teresa fell sick during her old age, she refused to get treated in the same hospital where she kept hundreds of patients claiming unhygienic conditions.
So it is now for people to decide whether giving Nobel prize for Mother Teresa was really worth or a gimmick by the Vatican to fool people.
(For more see Hitchens’ expose – The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice)