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According to this article, Mother Teresa did much more harm than good and was opposed to helping the poor, the ills and raped women.

Is it true that Mother Teresa didn't do much to help those in need ? If so, why is she seen as a saint by many ?

closed as primarily opinion-based by Flimzy, gerrit, Oddthinking Dec 19 '15 at 18:01

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    article by Christopher Hichens – GEdgar Dec 19 '15 at 15:54
  • @GEdgar References 106-107-108 of the wikipedia article about Mother Teresa say pretty much the same thing. – user14168 Dec 19 '15 at 15:59
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    Down-voting this question for it being too board. Apparently, Mother Theresa did help those in need and won a nobel price but she also opposed contraception and cause harm to some people. So, it's not a black or white issue. So, unless you have a specific claim about Mother Theresa, I don't think this will be received will on this site. – George Chalhoub Dec 19 '15 at 17:35
  • Welcome to Skeptics! If you want to take a specific claim of something Mother Teresa did, we can address that. Whether she was a "fanatic" is opinion. Whether she was a fraud isn't claimed (I think) and calls for speculation about her motivation, and is off-topic. Whether she helped those in need depends on whether you believe in an after-life, and is a matter of opinion. – Oddthinking Dec 19 '15 at 23:05
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    @George: Is that estimate true? Fine question. Was it fraud? Not so good (and not claimed here). Did she say poverty was a gift from God? Okay question. Did she believe poverty was a gift from God? Off-topic. Was she a hypocrite? Off-topic. – Oddthinking Dec 21 '15 at 1:51

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