I was criticized over the last few days for using the term “journalistic Asperger’s” in a post and was advised by several sensitive readers that one should never use terms from medical or psychological pathology as metaphors for anything, lest someone with the affliction be insulted. So no more moral blindness or spiritual deafness or insane ideas.
And I would certainly never get to use the term “theological sociopath” to describe a convinced Calvinist, which I am dying to use when the occasion arises.
Oops. I was just insensitive to the recently deceased and bereaved.
By chance, this was in Sunday’s paper: