War is Hell, they keep telling us. And demons from hell use war. I have to wonder if I would have fallen into sexual and gluttonous sin as easily, had my condition been understood at a younger age. As it was, I was in my mid 20s by the time Asperger's was included in the ICD-10 coding which, after 20 years of comments, is becoming mandatory in the United States for insurance coding October 1, 2014, in the CM and PCS revisions. It was first included in the DSM-IV in 1994- I was already 23. I wasn't diagnosed until I was 30, and I've spent the last 10 years of my life analyzing myself and dealing with the effects. I have a ways to go, especially in the area of gluttony- I'm currently more than 120 lbs overweight. Many of the material effects of what some in an earlier age would have termed a Spiritual Truth about me, are hard to deal with- it is as if there is a portion of my brain I can't control; and for many years, refusing to acknowledge this truth did great harm to my relationships.
Where would we be with my mental illness had Hans Asperger's hospital not been bombed out in 1943?
Demonic ignorance is real, but it is NEVER the fault of the ignorant. External forces have been trying to hide information needed to make rational decisions for a very long time.