Thursday, May 6, 2021

Neurodiversity

 Mystics and Poets have spent lifetimes trying to bring to expression in words the majesty, tragedy and divine mystery that is a human being. In our modern times, however, drenched as we are in mediocrity, materialism and superficiality, we are satisfied with reducing a person to their neurology. Whereas before the articulation of our humanity was left to great poets like Shakespeare or Goethe, today we use terms that give the impression they were selected by a comity in an HR department. 

We have no inclination - worse, we are utterly disinterested by the fact that reducing a human being to concepts like "neurotypical" or "neurodiverse" is an abomination to the concept of personhood. 

Meanwhile it is forgotten (or is it intentional) that all of us are equally capable of evil whether or not we are "on the spectrum" or not, and equally, (and more importantly) we are just as much created in the image of God and are a part of the same divine world order as any other human being that has ever lived or ever will live. 

If you are tempted to believe that your neuro-diagnosis makes you exempt from the moral laws of this universal world order then you are making a Faustian bargain with the devil which will leave you without a soul. 

3 comments:

  1. Well, you have so many access points. I will never change. I could not and never will be you.

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  2. Well, you have so many access points. I will never change. I could not and never will be you.
    Why would you send a whole Army for me?

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    1. Who said anything about changing who you are into someone you are not?

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