Yes, the majority of my post-secondary studies have been in constructively applying critical thinking skills and logic, which is labelled IT. If you admit that theology and biblical studies (this is not a philosophical site, it is a theological/scientific site... at least it is labeled as such), are not based on critical thinking and logic, then I will readily admit that I'm not "qualified" to speak on the topic.
Thank you, written communication is easiest for me. I understand that people don't see that I listen. Sometimes, I cannot comprehend a person's method of thinking, sometimes I recognize and reject it. Occasionally, I agree to follow the method of thinking.
My autism manifests itself in a few significant ways. On the negative side, I generally have a lower emotional capacity than "average" (I don't feel things as strongly, or at least emotion is less likely to cloud my logical thinking). I also have many different emotional triggers than most. Sometimes, I have to force myself to display the socially "correct" emotional responses. I also have a significant lack of empathy (which is why I usually come off rudely, it is not intentional, it is just that I have a hard time trying to recognize how other people are going to attach emotions to my words). On the plus side, I have a very high level of logical capacity. I have an IQ of 146, and I have been privately tutored since halfway through the first grade.
It is certainly a "pros and cons" thing. The cons are very difficult to deal with, and very few people respect the pros. For example, Jac thinks he knows more than me, because he's studied philosophy, theology, and biblical studies for 10 years. I think I know more, because I've studied different thinking styles, and the results of adapting those thinking styles. While Jac cares what God thinks, I care how Jac thinks.