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Anonymous asked: have you seen penn and tellers bullshit episode about mahatma ghandi, mother theresa and the dalai lama its super interesting i think youll enjoy it
I have, I’ve seen nearly episode of “Bullshit” at this point. I really enjoy the show a lot. That particular episode was extremely interesting to me because it addressed a lot of the real issues with people that get venerated to hero status. They are still real people who have their faults and problems, some more than others. Ever since I first saw Christopher Hitchen’s short documentary on Mother Teresa “Hell’s Angel” I was interested in her and why she is often used as the epitome of goodness and charity. Hitchen’s book “The Missionary Position” is a good follow up and does a lot to demystify the aura surrounding Mother Teresa. In the end these three people are simply human, it is no surprise that they may be racist (like Ghandi), sadists (like Agnes), or have pasts of exploiting others (like the Llama).