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REX NELSON: Old-time religion

By Rex Nelson

This article was published September 13, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

September has arrived, and it's ghostly at the Davidson Campground near the Southwest Arkansas community of Hollywood in Clark County. I'm with a group of historians and we're searching for the site of a Civil War skirmish that took place along Terre Noire Creek. The dozens of wooden cabins at the campground are empty, giving the place the look of an abandoned mining town.

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DoubleBlind says... September 13, 2017 at 6:44 a.m.

All of Nelson's pieces read like odes to white supremacy and christofascism written from under a rock.

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Jfish says... September 13, 2017 at 7:51 a.m.

Well DB, nobody is making you read them. Most of your comments read like someone needing anger management counseling.

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PopulistMom says... September 13, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

LOL. Doubleblind. While I enjoy some of Rex's columns, I agree with Doubleblind that the ADG is severely lacking in diversity. Would it kill them to hire a black columnist or even a female?

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Pobucker says... September 13, 2017 at 10:26 a.m.

Who needs that with all the WaPo and NYT pieces clogging the paper?

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DoubleBlind says... September 13, 2017 at 10:34 a.m.

I don't consider myself 'angry' per se so, sorry if that's how I come across to those who might disagree with my position. I do subscribe to the concept of 'If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention,' so I know that seeps into some comments. I try to limit any outright insults to those who blatantly invite them. My comments in this case were based on the aggregate of several recent columns depicting Nelson's rosy portrayal of AR's confederate history in the absence of any recognition of its negative consequences.

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Packman says... September 13, 2017 at 11:49 a.m.

Hey DoubleBlind - Playing by your rules, I'm outraged that you would make such an outlandish statement about Rex Nelson and request you SHUT. THE. F. UP. about it. Does that fit with your concept about being outraged and paying attention?
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So, DoubleBlind, why do you feel the need to proclaim views with which you disagree as "white supremacy"?
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Hey Pop - In what way is the ADG lacking in diversity? You do know the ADG regularly features black and female columnists. You do know that, right?

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RBear says... September 13, 2017 at 12:47 p.m.

Okay DB, maybe for you but not for me. Loved this piece today. It's what I grew up knowing. Christofascism? Really? I guess you can't stand me because I'm a Christian and love those camp meetings. BTW, ever been to a camp meeting? They're actually kinda cool.
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With regards to your comments about his review of the Confederate historical sites, this piece doesn't even address that. They were just in the area visiting sites and went to a camp meeting. How did you connect those dots?
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But, with regards to his series of columns on the historical views that's all he and the others are doing is tracing the history. I'm one of the first to say the Confederacy was a bad thing and you've seen my comments on that. But I'm also the first to say the historical exploration of Confederacy is fascinating. Nelson is not trying to make an ideological point about the Confederacy, good or bad. He and the group he's with are just exploring these sites and the roles they played during that period and since.
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If you want to present an alternative perspective, write a blog. The barriers to entry are almost non-existent. Write a column and submit it to the D-G. I do think you went overboard with the "white supremacy and christofascism" POV.

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Delta2 says... September 13, 2017 at 12:50 p.m.

Interesting, Rex, but no thank you. If I want preaching outside of my own church, I'll just go to the State Capitol and listen to Rapert.

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DoubleBlind says... September 13, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.

Pack - Your response falls firmly in the bucket of those who invite insults but I'll refrain in this case since you've proven time and again you're impervious to logic, developmental feedback or insults.
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RBear - While I am not religious myself (raised Catholic and parochial schools) I completely respect everyone's right to worship as they wish as long as they don't inflict their beliefs on or persecute others for believing differently. You missed my point that my comments re this article were actually in response to an aggregate of many of his recent articles.

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Delta123 says... September 13, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.

Very interesting article Mr. Nelson. Kind of makes you harken back to a simpler, gentler time. But also good to know that this event continues on. I'm sorry that's the way you took this DB and sorry you felt compelled to add your rather hate filled comment. PopMom, I'm sure Walter Williams and Brenda Looper would beg to disagree.

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