ThatGuyGreg: Kinda early to give out the Derp of the Day award, but this is definitely in the running.
duffblue: Atheism is a logical fallacy.
neversubmit: Well, that was fast.Turkish Sociologist Fehmi Kaya Apologises For Suggesting Link Between Atheism And AutismThe 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.
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.
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.
Diogenes: neversubmit: Well, that was fast.Turkish Sociologist Fehmi Kaya Apologises For Suggesting Link Between Atheism And AutismThe 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."
Dead for Tax Reasons: i guess god gave autistic kids a disease so they wouldn't believe in him then?
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