Nerd Rawk Speaks

May 11 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Tags: Crackpot Theories to save the world

Ok. Let’s see if we can offend and annoy everyone with this one! Autism! It’s a thing. A lot of people consider it a very unpleasant thing. I know very little about it. Good jumping-off point!

Being as autism is an often unpleasant thing (is it considered a disease? A mental illness? I should probably at least read the Wikipedia page before I keep writing about it.) Anyway, being as a lot of folks don’t like autism, some clever researchers are trying to develop a cure for it.

From what I gather, this prospect scares the crap out of a lot of folks who have autism. No matter how much they may dislike the disorder, it’s a core, ingrained part of who they are. If they woke up one morning and were magically no longer autistic, they would no longer be the same people. Essentially, some people fear that a cure for their autism would on some philosophical level be killing them and replacing them with a more “socially acceptable” doppelganger. This is a frightening prospect! That’s the sort of thing they make sci-fi movies about.

So why am I talking about this? Clearly, I don’t really know what I’m talking about. I’m just gesticulating wildly at half-remembered, half-read blogs.*

I’m kind of afraid of the concept of Heaven for the same reasons. Heaven, as I understand it, is a place where there is no sin and our bodies and minds will be perfect. Unfortunately, I can’t picture me being in that situation.

I fear that if you magically excised my sin nature and made me perfect, I would no longer be me. I would have been killed and replaced with a more socially-acceptable doppelganger. That is a frightening thought to me. Yes, I hate my own human weakness, and I desire to be more perfect. However, I still like me and don’t want to see my annihilated for my own sake.

So these pronouns are getting pretty hard to follow, but you get what I’m saying right?

* Ok. So I did do some actual research here. Basically, I read “Don’t Mourn for Us” and that’s it.**
** Cheezy Petes! You’d think an autistic dude would be able to create a better-looking website! Even his HTML is ugly.***
*** I told you I was trying to offend and annoy everyone, right?

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