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Every once in a while I come across a news story that is breathtakingly bizarre.

One of those times was today.

The sociologist who is the head of the Autistic Children's Health and Education Association in Adana, Turkey has stated in a news report on CNNTurk that autistic children's brains don't have a 'belief area' so the don't know how to believe in God, and as a result autistic children were born as atheists.

In one of his other 'interesting' statements he said that 'research' had shown that atheism was a form of autism.

He also said that his association was planning to open treatment centers where they would provide free treatment for autistic children so that the children could become believers.

Here in Turkey the reaction to his remarks has been intense condemnation.

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A report (in Turkish) about this person and what he said can be read here.
 

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