Was Jesus Christ neurodiverse?

  1. He went missing as a child and was found debating with wise men
  2. He had a temper tantrum/meltdown in the temple
  3. To her face, he called his mum “Woman” (lack of social etiquette and empathy)
  4. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of scripture (special interest)
  5. Had no respect for authority. In fact, he changed the authoritarian God of the Old Testament into a loving and forgiving God
  6. “I am not of this world (John 8:23) — wrong planet syndrome
  7. Frequent fasting: might have been a sign of gastrointestinal problems
  8. total isolation from society (“into the desert”)
  9. He slept less: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”
  10. His father (Joseph) was originally believed to be elderly when he married Mary and wasn’t alive by the time Jesus was a young adult (only accompanied by his mother).
  1. Non-conformist
  2. Dislike of authority and hierarchy
  3. Low regard of tradition
  4. Disregard of social rules
  5. High in honesty and humility
  6. Highly egalitarian
  7. Highly out-group social
  8. Stands up for the bullied and underdogs
  9. Very accepting of diversity in general (liberal)
  10. Non-materialistic and idealistic

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