Brian Coghlan
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Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on Brian Coghlan's blog post 'Confrontation or Smile and Nod?'
"Brian... I would guess that, first, you don't have kids. I thought just like you... until I had kids of my own (five to be exact). I will not make my kids suffer for my convictions, especially when it is not necessary. I have enough trouble…"
Jan 6, 2012
Brian Coghlan replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What is your personal verse?'
"Brian 7:47 "Absence of evidence is evidence of absence." Brian 7:27 "Why don't you believe in Allah?" Brian 7:07 "Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shia?"  Brian 7:37 "I am more moral than…"
Jan 5, 2012
Brian Coghlan commented on Brian Coghlan's blog post 'Confrontation or Smile and Nod?'
"I try to say hello to everyone, too!  I don't have much time at the moment but I'll respond by saying that choosing to let some things go like, "god bless you" - "I'll pray for him" - "football team…"
Jan 5, 2012
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on Brian Coghlan's blog post 'Confrontation or Smile and Nod?'
"Oh, and being Southern I not only am polite, but I also say "Yes Sir" and "Yes Ma'am", and I make a point to thank people or compliment people when they do something nice or go "above and beyond" in providing…"
Jan 5, 2012
Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) commented on Brian Coghlan's blog post 'Confrontation or Smile and Nod?'
"Well, I am one of the "Pick Your Battles" types. Maybe it's because I am older, maybe it's because I was raised, and still live, in the Deep South - but I believe that, overall, it isn't that destructive. I find that, by and…"
Jan 5, 2012
Brian Coghlan commented on Robert Karp's blog post '10 Ways Right-Wing Christian Groups Will Likely Shove Religion Down Your Throat This Year'
"I wonder if this country can still fly without a right wing? I am willing to try either way!"
Jan 5, 2012
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Confrontation or Smile and Nod?

I am always asking myself this question.  The more situations that arise that elicit this question, the heavier I lean towards confrontation.  "The squeaky wheel gets the grease".  "A question never asked never gets answered".There are 3 separate instances that "Confrontation or Smile and Nod?" come up...1) I'll start by saying I am extremely polite.  At the deli I say "May I please have a half a pound of..." and "Thank you".  At the post office I say "May I have a book of stamps, please?"…See More
Jan 5, 2012
Brian Coghlan replied to M.B.'s discussion 'Define God'
"God: When your hopes or dreams come true he is the reason.  When they are denied, he has other plans. When you lose your job, he has a better one in store for you.  When you get a new job, god helped.  When you are going through tough…"
Jan 5, 2012
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"Yeah, welcome!"
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"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Brian!"
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25-30
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Catholic
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I thought about it and it didn't make sense. There is no proof of any God ever existing.
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Confrontation or Smile and Nod?

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 6:12am 4 Comments

I am always asking myself this question.  The more situations that arise that elicit this question, the heavier I lean towards confrontation.  

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease".  "A question never asked never gets answered".

There are 3 separate instances that "Confrontation or Smile and Nod?" come up...

1) I'll start by saying I am extremely polite.  At the deli I say "May I please have a half a pound of..." and "Thank you".  At the post office I say "May I have a…

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At 8:06pm on January 4, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

Yeah, welcome!

At 4:25pm on January 3, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Brian!

 
 
 

  

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