yeah this woman is a complete idiot. I can't imagine how someones mind would reason that her opinion is in any way reasonable, hopefully this is the last i hear of her because to quote Billy Madison...
"...what you've just said... is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
I don't believe that GOD causes autism or any disease for that matter. I DO believe that HE will sometimes ALLOW diseases for the purposes of teaching people to treat others with kindness (which seems extremely lacking lately) and to teach lessons.
Don't pay any attention to the evil spirited and dead of heart. They're not worth your time.
The best book ever written about (and the most convincing argument ever made for) the "problem of pain" is C.S. Lewis' book... er, well... "The Problem of Pain".
I recommend the audio book if you're not comfortable attempting to comprehend not only the complex ideas, but the language of a 1940's literature professor of Oxford in writing. For an old boy from rural southeastern Ohio, it takes listening to each disc about 3 times to piece everything together in my head. LOL