Saturday, September 18, 2004

Adoption

Some years ago, while getting ready to check out from Motel 6, I watched a bit of a movie starring Glenn Close. This film--probably entitled Immediate Family--judging from the Internet--dealt with a family seeking to complete an adoption. One line went: "Birth is nature's way. Adoption is God's way."

That was a very insightful perspective. It even touched the heart of this agnostic!


3 comments:

Al Rogers said...

I have read a lot about asperger's and thought that I may have a mild, subclinical, shadow version of it.
No one agrees with me. I womder if that is because they can not see the pattern because it is abstract. What promted me to comment is that you call yourself and agnostic. I am sure that you have read that being an agnostic is common among AS types. I am.
Also I don't read any fiction. Check.
I am just starting to blog and am wondering if blogging would be something that would appeal to AS types. Bloging uses written communication and does not require eye contact. Good luck
ps: I am alwasy on guard to see how self centered I am. Check. My comment is mainly about me!

ThreeBoysAndUs said...

"I am sure that you have read that being an agnostic is common among AS types. I am."

I do find this odd, as my largish circle of friends and family who are on the Autism Spectrum including Asperger's - are all Christian, from Catholic to Quaker they all have a deep un shaking belief.

I do not question or dismiss your lack of belief, but do the generalization.

Lars Perner, Ph.D. said...

Someone sent me a response to this, so just to clarify, the statement that "I am sure that you have read that being an agnostic is common among AS types" was made by someone who commented on my blog. I did not make the statement. There appear to be very large variations among people on the autistic spectrum when it comes to religion. Some are very religious and others are not. Thus, I agree that one cannot readily generalize.