My son is 11 and very precocious but also high functioning autistic. He is a serious black and white thinker and genius when it comes to verbal comprehension which can be a good thing and a bad thing! In St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism No. 2 p. 41 on the lower 1/2 of the page it states the following: “Venial sin is a disease in the life of grace in the soul. It is less serious than mortal sin, but much more serious than a sickness, or even the death, of the body.” My son understands the 10 commandments. He is a black and white thinker and he deals better with the concrete rather than the abstract. He feels as a result of his condition that the church or this book which the church has given an imprimatur too (he is big on asking if it has it because he is always making sure!) that this church is actually saying that Hitler is better than St. Mother Theresa because he killed so many people. I explained to him that there is God’s will and God’s permissive will. Some people die in the womb through natural causes - probably God’s will. Some people die through abortion- I would say that that is God’s permissive will. St. Mother Theresa did not die in the womb but went on to teach the Faith through action and bring others to Christ. It was His will that she not die in the womb. It is a mystery but my son doesn’t understand it. He wants to leave the faith and I told him that because he is our son and lives in our home he cannot leave the faith. Please help me explain this to him better. Thank you!
On another note he at times accuses basically of atrocities - like why did God not make Satan a human so that he could have more chances, He knew what was going to happen. Why did he allow Hitler to live so long and commit so many crimes?