Monday, June 18, 2007

This day: June 18

Autistic Pride Day

Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18 each year. It is a day of celebration of the 'neurodiversity' of people on the Autistic spectrum.

I'm going to let you dig into this a little deeper if you want; basically, these people are emulating the whole gay pride movement, only they don't have the big parades, and they're not dying by the score due to a disease that was spread worldwide by their own behavior, but now they can duck responsibility because innocent parties are now dying from it by the score as well.

The only point I want to make about organizations such as this (such as GLBT, NAACP, etc) is the following:

They insist that everyone else in the world is ignorant about the plight of their specific membership, and that it's everyone elses responsibility to learn about them, and join in their fight, and that all they want to do is be judged according to the content of their character and just be accepted for their diverse nature.

Unfortunately, even when we judge them by their character, or any deviant behavior they might exhibit, we are still labeled as hate-filled bigots and the race/sex/whatever card always comes out.

God bless autistic people, my wife works with autistic children. They may not want to be called different, but they are, and they simply do not have the same quality of life that they could have if they didn't have it.


Gabrielle Eden said...

I have a friend from church who is autistic and it makes her isolated and obsessed over dinosaurs and she lives an abnormal life. It is a disease. I have prayed for her to be free as i believe it is yet another thing that I believe Jesus would not tolerate if he were here in person, and would seek to be rid of.

Gabrielle Eden said...

Additional note: I just talked to my autistic friend today and it reminded me of another fact about her. She has a huge knot of resentment and bitterness. She constantly talks about people being mean to her and her past hurts. I don't know if this is typical, but she has spiritual bondage connected to her illness, and it is hard to reveal this to her, but this is part of our job.