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Re: “The Clinton Bridge opens

It's my understanding, the RV Park is owned by North Little Rock and is a temporary revenue maker (good on them!) I think the plan is to convert the land to a full park like the rest of Riverfront Park. As a regular River Trail cyclist, I've checked out the North end of the Clinton Bridge. The ramp continues over the trailer park to reach ground level at Riverfront Dr. - probably due to ADA regulations on ramp slope to allow for wheelchairs, but there's a staircase than goes down into the trailer park area.

Posted by Dave Bentley on 09/29/2011 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Atheists in Arkansas

Superstition is a belief in a non-physical (i.e. supernatural) causality: that one event causes another without any physical process linking the two events.

How is religion not a superstition? In any normal civilized discourse, whether it be politics, sports, economics, etc, it's considered perfectly normal to question your opponents positions and demand evidence for their claims. For too long religion has claimed a hands-off exemption. "You can't question me, it's my faith!" Well, sorry, that doesn't cut it.

We would never challenge a grieving person nor someone on their deathbed of their cherished delusions, but...

When religion advocates oppression of women and homosexuals, the teaching of fairy tale creation stories in the public schools, suppression of stem cell research, global warming denial, condemning condom use in Africa, defrauding their flock of 10% of their income (tithing), and using mafia style extortion by threatening eternal torture (scaring the be-jesus out of children), I'd say they are pretty damned worthy of a little snarkiness and mockery.

Whew! On a lighter note - to find a friendly non-theist group near you in the Central Arkansas area, visit our website: www.CentralArkansasCoR.org

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Posted by Dave Bentley on 08/31/2011 at 9:18 PM


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