I really hope you are joke. But even if it's a joke, your statement is disgusting. Labeling all people with a specific disability as idolators is not at all acceptable.
I'm speaking of *high functioning* autism and Aspergers. Please don't confuse this with 'severe' autism which of course I would never do.
My opinions are based on my own research:
According to Grandin, animals do not have "complex emotions such as shame or guilt" and they do not think in language. She says that, although not everything about animals is like a person with autism, the similarity is that they think visually and without language. She says people do not make this connection because the study of autism and the study of animal behavior are parallel disciplines involving different individuals..
There is *tons* literature on autism and animals. The whole point of high functioning autism/aspergers is they don't relate to people well.
These people are not 'disabled'. They a peoples who are in *EXTREMELY LARGE ABUNDANCE* all over the internet forums, Youtube, academia and governmet
They are often 'searching' continually because they are trying to make sense of the world they live in. They can only take on 'black and white', 'all or nothing' concepts and have trouble with shades of grey (core faith is based on shades of grey). Autistics don't like stories that don't end. They need to close the 'open circuit' to ensure they 'understand' something. When they are involved in religion, they often Biblical literal'ists and will use scriptural literal'ism to support whatever viewpoint makes sense to them.
Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine: Persons with autistic spectrum disorder were much more likely than those in our neurotypical comparison group to identify as atheist or agnostic http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/proceedings/2011/papers/0782/paper0782.pdf
Often what is defined as 'logical' and 'smart' are often over simplistic worldviews that a child can understand. Any child may watch National Geographic and notice that certain people may look like Apes. When he grows older he has doubt and it doesn't make sense because he understands the complexities of life. Autism will keep you with that mind (so to speak) and your gifted academic abilities will allow you to talk circles around people to fool them.
Darwin sails to south america and has a fascination with worms (Autistics tend to have extreme pre-occupations with certain topics and animals. They often love insects, turtles, dinosaurs reptiles for some reason). Darwin was angry at the birds for eating the worms. So he starts to kill the birds. When he collects the dead birds he notices the beaks on them are different. He then starts to draw pictures of them and measure their beak length. Then he finds what his mind can't understand: who we are, where we come from, and where we are going (religion).
Don't believe me? The Autism site on the net is called 'wrongplannet'. This is implied because Autistics feel like they live on another planet that is foreign to their own. Unfortunetly, they must try to shape the planet around to fit them. They are also 'justice' oriented. These two things are not a good mixture in our current society where academic achievement literally dictates your lot in life. These people are now in high places of 'influence' and authority while normal people are being made to look stupid.
Here is a cartoon show (Arthur) where they have an episode to spread awareness of Aspergers and explain it as being on another planet. You'll know the character as soon as you see him. If you're confused about ASD, or the 'different' people all over the internet/academia/and your city council, you need to see this cartoon as it will explain a lot of who these people are
. Notice the part about the missing puzzle piece - it's very symbolic:
One more thing, 'all or nothing' thinking and 'needing to know' the future/unforeseen is also a symptom of depression/dysthimia. If you have this, you will tend associate more with Autistics because they 'speak your language' and satisfy your 'overly dramatic' thought processes. To Autistcs it's just a normal way of life that they embrace. Most of them feel like to have ASD and find themselves gifted compared to everyone else. They feel everyone else is in the wrong.
The big question is, do they go to heaven? From what I understand is yes they do
because they don't have the capability to really understand faith. God does this for a reason, but I won't bore you with Jewish wisdom
It's only *recently* in our times where we have put these people 'in charge' so to speak and allowed them to dictate policy and morals. They are a large part of academia. A *LARGE* part.
Simon Baron-Cohen, who proposed the mindblindness theory of autism, told me that “sometimes I meet people with autism who are religious, but their motivation is driven more by the rules (the system) in theology rather than the anthropomorphizing.”
This is why when I speak of faith, I lose many people with Autism (which like *ALL* internet forums, there is likely a large amount here). They simply don't 'get it' or can't grasp the bigger picture of what I'm trying to say.
Bethany Heywood, in collaboration with Jesse Bering, found in her Ph.D. research that even atheists tend to say that certain things happened to them “for a reason,” e.g., to teach them a lesson. But subjects with Asperger’s gave significantly fewer teleological responses than a control group did, and several even expressed confusion regarding the questions about purpose.
Autism is about an 'overall confusion' of things that many people don't even think. An autistic will tell you the A, B, C's of why you like music. It will be overly simplistic and have tons of errors. But it will be a simple open and shut explanation. Neurotical people will (usually with lower IQ's than the said autistic) will shrug their shoulder and say 'makes sense' and take on someone elses belief of why we like music rather than 'God created us to like music' which is the correct answer (because music is a unique part of our brain that separates us from animals). In the past the autistic used to prove 'why it was true' that God gave us music. However, in modern times, the autistic is claiming that he knows absolute truth because he has tax funded credentials and tax funded backing to play children games of 'dress up' and play the god role himself. Usually the dress up game of god involves a white lab coat and a beard. So there's a huge difference in modern times, and years of past.
That’s where the new paper comes in. Ara Norenzayan and Will Gervais of the University of British Columbia and Kali Trzesniewski of UC Davis report on four studies. The first study replicates the finding of the BU research: 12 autistic and 13 neurotypical adolescents took part, and the neurotypical subjects were ten times as likely to strongly endorse God.
When I speak, I'm not talking out of a sewer. I have spent years researching this stuff.