The Irishman gives the Englishman an F.
Christopher Hitchens thinks he has every religious person all figured out and Time magazine has got a story.
Hitchens claims Blessed Teresa was an atheist at heart, that she denied the Eucharist, and implies that she was exorcised due to some problem “with her state of mind.” Hitchens throws out bits and pieces, as he does in his book on Mother Teresa, and then expects an “amen” from all the faithful.
Time Magazine says the two following statements of Mother, carefully edited by the magazine, are “extravagantly dissonant”:
Oh my. My faith is in crisis. I wonder if Time did anything more than notice the contrast, and then rush to publish an article. People of faith know there is no extravagant dissonance here, only a trial of faith.
Hitchens makes such a big deal about what he calls a “lack of evidence” for religious belief, and then divines the Blessed’s mind as though he knows it from the inside. So much for his science.
As far as trial of faith regarding the Eucharist, mentioned by Hitchens, is concerned this from the Time article is all I have found. Hardly a denial of the real presence.
Here is a good article on the exorcism of Mother Teresa. Again, Hitchens displays his ignorance of religious matters, and his knack to create the illusion that a thread of conjecture can be turned into a rope to hang his adversaries.