Despite her intense inner turmoil, Teresa always kept up a facade of cheerful piety in public, professing religious sentiments which she did not truly feel. Her letters reveal that this was a fully conscious act of deception. She called her smile "a mask", and wrote privately to a confidant about one public appearance: "I spoke as if my very heart was in love with God — tender, personal love… If you were [there], you would have said, 'What hypocrisy.'"So many people are sucked into Christianity by promises of happiness--they need to know that many of the promising testimonials are faked.
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