Friday, December 20, 2013

The subversive theology, philosophy, and politics of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

I loved this song growing up- it spoke to my undiagnosed (at the time) Asperger's:



But today, it has inspired a mortal sin in me, that I also see in the neurodiversity and LGBT movements in the United States- Pride.

Readers of this blog are well familiar with my complaints about the LGBT movement. And yes, this post was inspired by yet another Crisis article on the topic. But, I do not believe the sin of the New Homophiles is homosexuality (in fact, by their voluntarily celibacy, it significantly is NOT!). Instead, I'd like to talk to you about a subset of the neurodiversity movement- the evolutionary autistics.

Evolutionary autistics see the gifts of autism- affinity for complex systems, ability to work on a computer without talking to another human being for hours on end, brilliant technical and philosophical insights- as "the next stage in human evolution". A good example is the fictional character of Dr. Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory:



I submit that like Sheldon Cooper's inability to drive, and my much-loved-by-leftists inability to recognize a human face (loved by leftists because they imagine my inability to tell a caucasian friend from an asian friend from an african friend is a plus, when in reality, it's a horrid social disability that makes it impossible to ever remember anybody's name) is indeed a disability, not an ability- and the false pride we take in it is just that, false pride, one of the seven deadly sins.

I am not just a nitwit, I am a misfit. I should be more humble about that, and I'm not.

Coming back around, that's what bugs me about the political LGBT movement. Gay Pride parades, the insistence on changing all of marriage law to fit them, even the "New Catholic Homophiles" with their insistence that we need to be "accepting" of a severe disability instead of helping people with that disability see the truth, bothers me because I'm guilty of the exact same sin, the sin of pride. It isn't about homosexuality at all- or even the struggle with same sex attraction. As the Grand Knight back in 2011 said in his speech giving me Knight of the Year, we all have our struggles, our fears to overcome. This is not different for anybody in the world- and we are not special because we have a disability. "Special needs" means we have to deal with the world differently- it does not mean that we are exceptional people.

19 comments:

Theodore Seeber said...

I see what you did there. Only problem is that homosexuality and a shiny nose need not be mistaken for disabilities. In your case, you have a right to resent the way people try to turn a disability into almost a gift. You are stuck with the Catechism and its classifying of homosexuality as a disorder. Maybe Catholicism is a disability since it can cloud your judgment.

Theodore Seeber said...

When two sperm can make a human baby, you will have the right to classify homosexuality as not a disability. Until then, your disability is an inability to accept reality. I'm learning to pity your kind of liberal- you're more disabled than any autistic I know, because you've lost the ability to reason.

Theodore Seeber said...

So gays are disabled. And anyone who says they are not are also disabled. Got it. Yeah. That makes sense.

Theodore Seeber said...

Only if you live in reality instead of Cartesian Fantasy land does it make sense.

Theodore Seeber said...

I know that is reality to you. It isn't to most of the world.

Theodore Seeber said...

Where in the rest of the human world do two sperms or two eggs make a child?


That's the hard reality I'm talking about, and the hard reality you want to ignore- that lifeforms exist to procreate. All lifeforms do, down to the smallest virus. That's true for every single species on the planet. And lifeforms that can't procreate, are disabled.


Hard reality, Bill, hard facts that only a crazy ignorant bigot would disagree with.

Theodore Seeber said...

So the only people in the world who are not disabled are the ones who can procreate. Got it.

Theodore Seeber said...

Interesting you should put it that way, since there are many other forms of disability than infertility. But I suppose that is natural to you, since you believe all the arguments of the Eugenicists.

Theodore Seeber said...

The main point is that not being able to procreate without the assistance of a sorogate or sperm donor does not make homosexuality a disability. That is something you are unable or unwilling to come to terms with. Your prejudice against gays is obvious.

Theodore Seeber said...

"The main point is that not being able to procreate without the assistance of a sorogate or sperm donor does not make homosexuality a disability."

And your main point is absolutely and forever wrong, for all species, not just human beings.

" That is something you are unable or unwilling to come to terms with. "

Because it ignores the basic reality that all life exists to procreate.

" Your prejudice against gays is obvious."

God's prejudice against gays is obvious. It isn't me who made them infertile, but you seem to want to deny that infertility is a lack of ability to have children (and thus a DISABILITY!!!!!). I don't understand your insistence on trying to change reality to fit your prejudices.

Theodore Seeber said...

"God's prejudice against gays is obvious."

That says it all. You are just a disturbed and misguided religious fanatic.

Theodore Seeber said...

I don't understand why you deny that gay people are infertile.

Theodore Seeber said...

I don't judge people by their fertility. Merry Christmas.

Theodore Seeber said...

Yeah, instead you judge them by their ability to remind you reality exists. Merry Christmas indeed.

Theodore Seeber said...

You have this idea that gay couples who choose to marry are somehow out of touch with reality. And you base this on the fact that their marriage cannot result in producing offspring (as if that is a prerequisite for a marriage to be real). Gay couples who love one another and want to dedicate their lives to each other are in no way subject to your perception of reality. If their marriage is real to them, nothing you can say can make it unreal. Fortunately for them, neither you nor the Catholic Church wield that kind of authority. All they need is the authority of the jurisdiction in which they live.

Theodore Seeber said...

That is because I see absolutely no reason why my tax money should be spent on a DINK couple- homosexual or straight. LOVE has nothing to do with MARRIAGE- that's a Hallmark fantasy, not reality.

Why should the government have any authority over love at all? ONLY because children are involved- only because a child deserves to have both a mother and a father- and there is NO other reason for the government to interfere.

Theodore Seeber said...

"I see absolutely no reason why my tax money should be spent on a DINK couple"


Now you are just being unreasonable. Same sex civil marriages are not putting any significant burden on you as a taxpayer. All you can really say is that the Church doesn't have to recognize same sex marriages. If you are now going to say that the government shouldn't recognize them, you are way out of line.

Theodore Seeber said...

DINK heterosexual marriages already put a significant burden on the taxpayer- it's a major tax break for people who don't deserve the tax break because their marriage isn't doing what secular society needs to a marriage to do: have children.

MANY homosexual couples, where one partner is bisexual, are closer to the ideal family than those selfish DINKS.


Let's link the tax breaks and the benefits to having children- and get rid of civil marriage that is so full of fraud.

The government should not recognize any household that doesn't have children.

Theodore Seeber said...

Well, at least now you are being rational. Why should a married couple without children to support get a tax break. If that is all that this is about, I can at least agree that you are making a good point. At least you are not being a bigot in that regard.

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