Thus, we who have Cerebral Palsy, a learning disability of Dyslexia, and or any other type of disability are; tossed a bone to keep us pacified, and are patronized, and are regarded as a problem, rather than a asset to our world and our community.
Is this how you look at people with disabilities? Do you see them as pitiable, as sorry creatures, as neglected or forgotten by a supposedly loving and all-powerful God? Or do you see them as wonderful beings in their own right, different but whole in their own way? Or do you look at it differently altogether?
I think disability rights advocates would all agree with Karen that people with disabilities are often looked on as burdens rather than assets to society. I think too many Christ-followers would have a difficult time agreeing to same, simply because we so often see disability as a sign of the curse of sin.
I've been promising this for some time, but I look at it differently altogether, for my perspective is that people with disabilities are valued on par with people who do not have disabilities. However, they are not valued as such because of their disability, and that is where I will differ with many disability rights activists, something I hope to explain soon.