Muppet Teresa and her sainthood

Here’s the latest by reader Pliny the in Between, a cartoon about Mother Teresa called “There’s a heckler in every crowd” (click to enlarge):

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7 Comments

  1. steve oberski
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Open Mockery Night indeed.

  2. Heather Hastie
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Good one Pliny!

    It was, of course, the Catholic Church themselves who invented the cult of saints, and it was done specifically to make money. Pilgrimage was a huge money-making concern for the Church in the Middle Ages. They even invented Jubilee years to increase income. Those were originally supposed to be every 100 years but the first was so successful, that soon changed too.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted September 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

      It was, of course, the Catholic Church themselves who invented the cult of saints,

      Naaah. The Babylonians were well into creaming 10% off the top of begging dead Grandpa for advice. I would not fall off my chair in astonishment to find that the priests of Göbekli Tepe had the practice too.

  3. busterggi
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Somebody had to replace all the local gods who were more approachable.

  4. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Ironic, isn’t it, that anyone would pray to Mutha T for a cure now that she’s dead, when she never showed the slightest interest in curing anyone in her hospices while she was alive?

  5. nicky
    Posted September 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Pliny, this one is slightly above my level, but your portrait of that fanatic, suffering encouraging (it not sadistic), hypocritical, Albanian dwarf is brilliant.

    • Posted September 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      I suppose, however, that Hitchens later regretted the “Albanian dwarf”.


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