How perfect is it that we found about Mother Teresa's atheism (shorter link) shortly after the great Ingmar Bergman's death? (Watch Seventh Seal, if you're not up on Bergman.)
Apparently Teresa wasn't gleefully handing out bread and Bibles while collecting souls for Christ, it seems more like she was depressed as hell and writing letters that sound like Bergman dialogue.
- "I am told God lives in me -- and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul," she wrote in one of the letters.
Damn Mother Teresa, lemme find out you were ghostwriting for Bergman.
Her doubt is interesting in the fact that it questions the idea of faith and how religious people who are in power address their doubts.
She sure as hell is not the first closet atheist chilling in a religious organization.
Is that what fuels zealots? Overcompensation because of doubt?
Worth a thought.
For infiltrating the Catholic Church and dropping the dime on God, Mother Teresa is the Snitch of the Week.