Religion is a Dirty Business

Mother Teresa is probably the figure most commonly associated with words like “good” and “selfless.” She reached out to the homeless, took tea with lepers, raised astronomical amounts of money for her Missionaries of Charity, and generally lived her life as the perfect Christian. What’s not to like?

What is not generally known is that Mother Teresa, a patron saint of the Catholic Church, had dirty hands, real dirty hands…

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Suffer The Little Children

It used to be an ancient Chinese custom that upon giving birth, the mother had each foot of the baby bound. Then, reaching womanhood, it made the child more acceptable to a marriage proposal. In the interim, she learned to walk in this condition until she became a young maiden. Although it may have gained her a mate, she was crippled for life. For after the binding had been removed the feet would never develop.

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