That "Head Doctor" needs a head examination. Or some re-programming.
"...aspergers inflicted people" indeed!
The ability of people with Asperger's to feel and comprehend love, similarly relationships, is immensely variable.
*Some* of us may have blind-spots in these areas. It's far from universal.
I suspect I may have. I have no marked internal reference for "love" and struggle to find solid ground amongst the myriad different definitions and usages of the word. It is almost a catch-all that means very different things to different people.
In conversation I usually note how someone is using "love" and return the same content, value, just for that exchange.
This Doctor also seems to have restricted vision concerning theology.
I don't see why "emotions" should play any necessary part in deciding if there is or isn't a deity, and if there is, expressing belief in, and submission to, such.
If emotion was a true guide, then surely anyone who was emotionally convinced, moved, or felt love towards a deity would be experiencing "true religion".
But there are diverse and incompatible religions that have such followers.
(Often they tend to accept the authenticity of their own experiences, while not granting such for individuals of other faiths. A dubious thing, looked at via epistemology.)
"Religion" and "Spiritual, Spirituality" are also terms that come with extremely variable content.
"God" possibly more so still.
Give me a firm, particular definition of each and I will tell you if I am inside or outside it.
But wave the term undefined and little real communication is possible, only the illusion of such, unless by social history two people share an unspoken definition (and that's less often than they might think, if they don't check!)
The gilded frame of emotional pull, of rite and ceremony and tradition and of feeling part of the local or family community can be powerful and real things.
They don't, viewed *dispassionately* speak as to whether the beliefs, are true.
Religion can certainly exist without an actual deity, if there is belief in one.
Me, I have a solid case of Asperger's syndrome.
I used to be a believing, committed, active Christian.
But going deeper into the bible, its history and that of the Christian church (as I was starting to teach others) I discovered that that what I had been presented with, had accepted believed and tried to live for many years was not what I was finding.
After several year's work a change of mind was necessary. Not loss of faith, but a decision that the object of my faith was not worthy of it.
I've been an atheist for the last eighteen years, and haven't in that time seen anything new to provoke another rethink.
If anyone has something they think I might have missed, I'm open to it.
What have emotions got to do with it?
The oddest fanatic or even suicide bomber can be emotionally convinced.
It doesn't make them right.
Lets have less emotion and more thought, if you please.