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2013-04-30 08:01:42 AM
I'm buying stock in popcorn for this one.
 
2013-04-30 08:03:58 AM
i251.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 08:07:10 AM
Yeah, this looks legit.
 
2013-04-30 08:37:00 AM
Kinda early to give out the Derp of the Day award, but this is definitely in the running.
 
2013-04-30 08:53:05 AM
All Turks are foul and Turkey is a form of fowl.

/broad-brushing is fun!
 
2013-04-30 08:55:40 AM
www.imglols.com

Don't tell the Fundies this, they will be trying to cure atheists like the "cure" teh gheys.
 
2013-04-30 09:02:47 AM
Autoplay ads and popups killed my faith in God.
 
2013-04-30 09:32:11 AM
links you may like:

"Tila Tequila pregnant with her brother's baby."

wat
 
2013-04-30 09:32:16 AM
Atheism is a logical fallacy.
 
2013-04-30 09:32:30 AM
Attention whore is a religion.
 
2013-04-30 09:32:52 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Kinda early to give out the Derp of the Day award, but this is definitely in the running.


Don't tempt fate.
 
2013-04-30 09:34:01 AM
So the afflicted can once again equated with the devil also?

/Good [medieval] times.
 
2013-04-30 09:34:20 AM
That's the opinion of Fehmi Kaya, head of the Health and Education Associations for Autistic Children in Adana, Turkey. Autistic children are atheists, he said, "due to a lack of a section for faith in their brains."

Brain scans show a distinct lack of prayer blobs, I presume.
 
2013-04-30 09:35:13 AM
So atheism is caused by vaccines? I thought the HHS banned the atheism vaccine in the 70s after all those babies were born holding a Dawkins book.
 
2013-04-30 09:35:31 AM
I thought we learned the lesson about The Examiner back during the Wampler Era. Do we have to revisit our mistakes again and again?
 
2013-04-30 09:35:33 AM

duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.


Sadly they have yet to discover what turns people into potatoheads.
 
2013-04-30 09:37:08 AM
Turks and CooCoos
 
2013-04-30 09:37:20 AM
FTA: Autistic children are atheists, he said, "due to a lack of a section for faith in their brains."

Autism is the tinfoil hat used by children to keep God out of their brainwaves.
 
2013-04-30 09:37:36 AM
TLdR


But...
There was a study that those with ADHD were fooled by Slieght of Hand Close Up Magic
to a lesser degree than normals.
Different parts of the brain in use.
So I can see Autistics being skeptical of Sky Wizards.
 
2013-04-30 09:37:50 AM
I must be autistic then, or the reverse brainwashing worked.
 
2013-04-30 09:38:16 AM
Yeah yeah, and religious experiences are a form of schizophrenia.

Equating "disagrees with me" with "has mental problems, because how else could they?" reveals far more about the speaker's psychological state than that of the people they are speculating about.
 
2013-04-30 09:38:28 AM
b.vimeocdn.com
Um, wut?
 
2013-04-30 09:40:46 AM
Technically if you haven't considered the question of God then you are by definition an atheist....
 
2013-04-30 09:41:45 AM
Well, that was fast.

Turkish Sociologist Fehmi Kaya Apologises For Suggesting Link Between Atheism And Autism

The head of an autism association in Turkey has apologised for suggesting that autistic people were natural atheists, and that atheism could be a form of autism.
 
2013-04-30 09:41:54 AM
www.freedomsphoenix.com
Or is it?
 
2013-04-30 09:41:57 AM
He has a point. When you remove emotion from the equation and let logic take charge, belief in deities seems weird and incongruent with a universe predicated on examinable physical laws.

But humans are not purely logical creatures. Along with our logical minds, we are burdened with our emotional mind as well. Except in the case of autistic children, of course. They are emotionally crippled, for better or worse. As far as atheism goes, for the better, obviously.
 
2013-04-30 09:44:17 AM
I liked the link at the bottom of the article with the picture of bridesmaid-butt cheeks.
 
mhd
2013-04-30 09:45:02 AM
I'm an excellent driver.
 
2013-04-30 09:45:54 AM
www.epicgifs.net
Achievement Unlocked.
 
2013-04-30 09:46:07 AM
True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.
 
2013-04-30 09:46:30 AM
Syllogism fail.  The premise must be true for the statement to resolve to true.

//When has that ever stopped anybody??
 
2013-04-30 09:47:12 AM

neversubmit: Well, that was fast.

Turkish Sociologist Fehmi Kaya Apologises For Suggesting Link Between Atheism And Autism

The head of an autism association in Turkey has apologised for suggesting that autistic people were natural atheists, and that atheism could be a form of autism.


Pretty weasely apology, as well as a lie.  She might as well as well have said, "Sorry your kid's brain damaged."
 
2013-04-30 09:48:57 AM
i guess god gave autistic kids a disease so they wouldn't believe in him then?
 
2013-04-30 09:49:31 AM
So now people who don't believe in God are brain damaged?

This trend of dehumanizing those who we disagree with has to stop. It's not possible to find a middle ground with someone who you believe to be sub-human.
 
2013-04-30 09:49:42 AM
I'm pretty much agnostic, My wife is devoutly athiestic.

However, our 15 year old son is now devoutely Christian (he's never sure one which flavor).  He is also Autistic (and a long litany of other disorders).

We dont take it too serriously however.  Why just last week he was absolutely sure pokemon were real.

/technically he was born jewish, so all over the map.
 
2013-04-30 09:49:51 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: He has a point. When you remove emotion from the equation and let logic take charge, belief in deities seems weird and incongruent with a universe predicated on examinable physical laws.

But humans are not purely logical creatures. Along with our logical minds, we are burdened with our emotional mind as well. Except in the case of autistic children, of course. They are emotionally crippled, for better or worse. As far as atheism goes, for the better, obviously.


I agree. We just need to state the direction of causation here. People with autism may be deficient in the facilities needed to embrace faith/religion/spirituality, and thus tend to be atheistic/agnostic. That does not however imply that all atheists are autistic. People become atheists/agnostics for a number of reasons.

Ironically enough, the one person I know who is a diagnosed autistic is actually very religious and has many of her social connections due to her church.
 
2013-04-30 09:49:56 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


PocketNinja? Is this your sock puppet for your less funny material?
 
2013-04-30 09:50:08 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


7/10
Nice use of old timey language.
 
2013-04-30 09:50:15 AM
Well duh, they even have the same letters!

/drtfa
 
2013-04-30 09:50:24 AM
This just in autistic people are more sane than less evolved social monkeys.
 
2013-04-30 09:50:49 AM
 
2013-04-30 09:50:51 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


not-sure-if-serious.jpg
 
2013-04-30 09:51:01 AM

Diogenes: neversubmit: Well, that was fast.

Turkish Sociologist Fehmi Kaya Apologises For Suggesting Link Between Atheism And Autism

The head of an autism association in Turkey has apologised for suggesting that autistic people were natural atheists, and that atheism could be a form of autism.

Pretty weasely apology, as well as a lie.   She might as well as well have said, "Sorry your kid's brain damaged."


FTFY
 
2013-04-30 09:51:25 AM
I think he's confusing "atheism" with "objectivism" and "libertarianism".

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


Indubitably. I would have to say that there is no question about it. In fact, there isn't any possible way you could be wrong. You are definitely correct. Definitely.
 
2013-04-30 09:51:50 AM
I like how you are broken because you can't be manipulated by horse hockey.

It's a feature.

/created in his image, eh?
 
2013-04-30 09:51:57 AM
This ranks right up there with "fan death because the blades chop up the oxygen" in the competition to see how ridiculous a claim you can get people to buy by ascribing it to anonymous "researchers".
 
2013-04-30 09:53:09 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: i guess god gave autistic kids a disease so they wouldn't believe in him then?


Well, that's pretty much the way He rolls.
Don't be hatin'.
 
2013-04-30 09:54:23 AM

ausfahrk: True story:  When I was 12, I was called into the principal's office at school and told that my older cousin had committed suicide.  He was the product of a normal family who attended the Lutheran church in our small town, but he took his life at the end of a two-year slide that started with him renouncing his faith in God, in which he participated in sins and excesses of increasingly disturbing character.  Some of these included smoking marihuana, taking the innocence of his girlfriend, and stealing money from his parents to spend at the gambling parlour.  When he finally killed himself, I actually felt relieved because I knew it was the end of the suffering he'd put us through, even though he was likely headed to damnation.  Upon dissection of the corpse, they found that he had a developmental defect in his brain that caused him to be missing a large portion of his forebrain, and I can only imagine that it was related to the "area of faith" mentioned in the article.


Uh huh
 
2013-04-30 09:55:00 AM
 
2013-04-30 09:55:19 AM
Generally, I find that religious people are missing the section of their brain for logic and reason.
 
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