Omen, for the record, I checked your posts in the discussion with jaimers. It was painful spending 2 hours going over all of said posts to get to the gist of what you were arguing about.
I provisionally agree with you that mother Teressa may have been, if the sources Screwtape quoted were correct a sadist. This is conditional on Screwtape's source, a nun from her order, claiming she used no pain killers. Screwtape said something that suggested to me that his source still came through Hicthens who isn't in my opinion an unbiased source. The accusations against Mother Teressa are very serious ones and I would accord anybody in her position the highest benefits of the doubt. Whether or not she was a heartless sadist, many people do in fact tend to the dying in a compassionate way and enjoy their work. What they enjoy about their work isn't that these people are dying but the realization that without their intervention, the people involved would die alone and unloved.
I know something about pallative care. My dad had this. Of coruse, my dad had pain killers. Again, the idea of somebody not offering pain killers, certainly is cause for alarm, if the claim is true. Whether or not such a person is medically a sadist (or sociapath or whatever), I can't say but I'd call them some uncomplimentary things.
Your original post was perfectly reasonable and I found it perfectly reasonable without you having any impressive credentials. That said, you would not be qualified to make a medical diagnosis on this but your claim may well have "a reasonable" probability of being true. I still don't consider it unreasonable for jaime to consider your claim a diagnosis and to ask about your credentials. There is a reason that people demand a doctor to make diagnosis and that is lay people can frequently get it wrong.
For the record, and I reserve the possibility of my memory of over a year ago to be wrong, I vaguely recall discussing credentials in the past with you and believe that while you may have worked with the mentally ill that you don't in fact have a degree. At least, that was true when i last intereacted with you. I definitely do think, that you are certainly better on the subject than most. I apologize if my memory is in error and in fact your credentials are more. It was over a year ago that I'd discussed such things with you and i"ve since intereacted with many users on this forum.
This may not qualify by your standards as an apology but its the best you are going to get. I know you will get into a huff about this because you are that sort of guy. Huff away.
I consider your insistance that all posts be in public and by peer review, very silly and over done. Sometimes private messages aid in clearing up misunderstandings. Again, you are free to demand whatever form of communication you wish. And you can even block PMs if they bother you so much.