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brian thomson's Avatar Jump to comment 74 by brian thomson

"Even the last hope of rescue is taken away. Atheism is a luxury that only those with privileged lives can afford."

One context in which that statement makes sense is regarding Mother Teresa and her "cult of suffering".

If such suffering can be relieved, on a global scale, there's a risk that people would not turn to religion. Ergo: provide "succour", but don't do anything that permanently avoids or relieves suffering. Does this also explain Catholic attitudes towards HIV/AIDS prevention?

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 01:54:00 UTC | #346590