Mother Teresa on Firing Line


The Saint of the Gutters and William F. Buckley.  Recorded on June 2, 1989.  This is one of over 375 episodes of Firing Line now made available on YouTube by the Hoover Institute at Stanford.

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  1. With all due respect and reverence for Mother Theresa, the meme above about feeling unwanted being a disease greater than leprosy isn’t quite right. I don’t know if Mother Theresa actually said that or not. But feelings are irrelevant to the Truth. One of our biggest criticisms of the left is that its adherents are directed by their feelings: I am a man but feel like a woman so I am a women. Or I feel offended by your exercise of free speech, so you should stop speaking. Feeling unwanted is just another feeling, period, and feelings are always deceptive. The real disease however is being unwanted in our throw away culture where we murder unwanted babies and abandon unwanted elderly. Again, no disrespect of Mother Theresa is intended, nor any disparagement of her saintliness.

  2. LQC: “Feeling unwanted is just another feeling, period, and feelings are always deceptive.”
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  3. An act of love that I can’t erase from my heart is when Blessed Mother Teresa saw a frail Aids infected individual laying down in the gutters of Calcutta. No one acknowledged the man. All ignored him.

    She scooped him up in her arms and spoke of a glorious future for him. An eternal home where he will be loved and sores are non-existent. A place without scorn and judgment.

    She gave more than hope. She gave him dignity at that moment. He died in her arms. He might of been feeling unloved for years. A sack of garbage. A feeling of uselessness and self hate that buries the spirit under 6 feet way before the corpse is buried. A walking dead man.

    These type of feelings cripple the individual.

    Mother Teresa exemplifies the good samaritan.

    Your point is well taken.
    Sometimes feelings are excuses to be used like tools. A mans feelings that he is a woman isn’t truth but the acceptance of his feelings and the consequences of nurturing his feelings to the point of mutilation of himself leads to a culture of radical relativism. Now a public classroom where children are told that their feelings will dictate their sexual orientation. Ungodly.

  4. “Now a public classroom where children are told that their feelings will dictate their sexual orientation. Ungodly.”
    Posted earlier:
    In 2004, Public Law 108-447, Section111 was passed requiring the following:
    “Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.
    “…each Federal Agency or department shall provide educational and training materials concerning the United States Constitution to each employee…on September 17 of each year.”
    Congress has designated September 17th of each year as CONSTITUTION DAY and September 17-23 of each year as CONSTITUTION WEEK.
    Our First Amendment protects the freedom of a man’s conscience in his relationship with The Supreme Sovereign Being, “their Creator”, in thought, word, press, peaceable assembly and petition to relate to God and to his neighbor as himself.
    Our Founding Principles are ratified by every state and every constituent in every state.
    It appears that our universities funded by Federal funds have been in violation of Public Law 108-447 Section 111 since 2004.
    Why is the captive audience of minor citizens, all sovereign persons, not being taught their civil and legal rights as in the Bill of Rights? Why are the students not being taught that they have no legal, informed consent until the age of majority at emancipation? That as minors dependent upon their family they are sheltered and supported by their parents and the members of their family and their community?
    This disembowelment of the family by LGBT to hide their hatred of heterosexual procreation and “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” is diabolical. LGBT is Lies, Government Brainwashing Totalitarianism and Governmental imposition of atheism on the community who pays taxes “to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our (constitutional) Posterity. The Preamble

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