"You're a fucking idiot" Mark Panzarino @krankyPanz
A brief look at his other Tweets shows a similar distaste for reasoned debate;
After further research, I find he is, in fact, an atheist and not some Christian troll as it might first appear, and paints himself very much in the same vein as de Botton. This link is to a podcast by Reap Paden who interviews said Mr Panzarino, who inexplicably canes angry atheists for debasing the tone of the debate. Reap clearly tries to politely reign him in, but he is on a roll.
He continues, in effusive terms, to read the very statement from the beginning of de Bottons book where he states;
"Probably the most boring question you can ask about religion is whether or not the whole thing is ‘true’. Unfortunately, recent public discussions on religion have focused obsessively on precisely this issue, with a hardcore group of fanatical believers pitting themselves against an equally small band of fanatical atheists."As the article I linked to in my Twitter post suggests, and as other prominent atheists have been blogging about all day, most self-identifying atheists take serious exception to truth being boring. I could add my tuppence-worth to the debate, but will leave it to Libby Anne, JT Eberhard, Greta Christina, PZ Myers, Crommunist and Martin Wagner to express themselves in their own inimitable styles against de Botton's ill-conceived musings on what atheists should think.
I am not here to criticise de Botton; that is too easy and has been done more than enough by the atheist heavyweight elite. But I just thought I would bring your attention to the blistering hypocrisy of Mark Panzarino.
P.S. He is also responsible for this;
***UPDATE***I get mail,
Hey I removed the podcast with mark panzawhatever his name was. Dude was crying about atheists being too mean and annoying the hell out of me. I don't want a podcast post that is nothing but bullshit anyway. If he cant back his words up then screw him. Took me fucking 2 hours to edit it so he didn't sound like a bumbling fool, time wasted. When he asked me to remove it he never once acted as though he understood the time it takes to put it together.
Just thought I'd update you so you can correct the link on your blog. Here's a direct link to the file http://angryatheist.info/wp-content/uploads/podcast/markPanzarino.mp3
I never told him I was going to destroy the recording
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