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Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
Lawrence Journal World ^ | 12/05/05 | Ron Knox

Posted on 12/05/2005 8:13:08 PM PST by Will_Zurmacht

Mirecki hospitalized after beating

By Ron Knox, Eric Weslander (Contact)

Originally published 05:37 p.m., December 5, 2005 Updated 06:31 p.m., December 5, 2005

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported beating of a Kansas University professor who gained recent notoriety for his Internet tirades against Christian fundamentalists.

Kansas University religious studies professor Paul Mirecki reported he was beaten by two men about 6:40 a.m. today on a roadside in rural Douglas County. In a series of interviews late this afternoon, Mirecki said the men who beat him were making references to the controversy that has propelled him into the headlines in recent weeks. Mirecki

Mirecki

“I didn’t know them, but I’m sure they knew me,” he said.

Mirecki said he was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck.

“I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind,” he said. “They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.”

He said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

“I’m mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots,” he said.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldn’t say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation

The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves, and both wearing jeans. They were last seen in a large pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS or the sheriff’s office at 841-0007.

Mirecki recently wrote online that he planned to teach intelligent design as mythology in an upcoming course. He wrote it would be a “nice slap” in the “big fat face” of fundamentalists.

The remarks caused an uproar, Mirecki apologized, and KU announced last week the class would be canceled.


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: ameritaliban; cawcaw; crevolist; fakehatecrimes; falsechristian; idgoons; ku; legbreakersforchrist; mirecki; paulmirecki; religionofpeace; talibornagain; unsaved
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To: Just mythoughts

"Your pale horse needs some sunlight. Christ said there would be many coming in His name, professing Him, but he never knew them. Reason why I pointed to the BOOK as the definition of what is acceptable and what is NOT."

Oh, I get it! You and your fellows never sin in any way at all.


161 posted on 12/06/2005 4:42:42 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Is this another liberal hoax? Now if he had insulted Muslims, we wouldn't have to wonder if there was actually an attack. The sheriff would have had to pick up the professor's head at the side of the road.


162 posted on 12/06/2005 4:43:00 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: JCEccles

Just something to keep in mind regarding license plates - Kansas only uses a rear license plate, which he would not have been able to see until the alleged perps were driving away.

Frankly, though, this whole thing smells to me, too - and I live in the area.


163 posted on 12/06/2005 4:43:54 AM PST by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

"Oh, I get it! You and your fellows never sin in any way at all."


NOT even worth the time to respond, get some sunlight.


165 posted on 12/06/2005 4:44:08 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Will_Zurmacht; gobucks; mikeus_maximus; MeanWestTexan; JudyB1938; isaiah55version11_0; bondserv; ...
(((Creationist Ping)))



You have been pinged because of your interest regarding matters of Creation vs. Evolution - from the Creationist perspective. Freep-mail me if you want on/off this list.

Colossians 1:16 "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."



Well, this is an interesting twist. Hopefully, the professor was not seriously injured, and since he was treated and released, it sounds like he wasn't. How sad that some frevolutionists are exploiting this man's injuries to promote their own agenda against creationists. These were no more agents of creationism than an abortion clinic bomber is an agent of the pro-life movement.
166 posted on 12/06/2005 4:45:12 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Celebrating my first full year on FR! Has it been one year already?? Has it only been one year??)
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To: Will_Zurmacht
For some reason, I think this should be taken with a large grain of salt.

It gets him on the front page so his rants and hate of Christians will reach more people.

167 posted on 12/06/2005 4:48:35 AM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/dec/06/mirecki_treated_after_roadside_beating/?city_local


Mirecki said in a phone interview that the incident happened as he was “going out for breakfast, taking a drive and thinking about things.” He declined to say exactly where it happened, and the sheriff’s department did not release the location, except to say it was south of Lawrence.

Mirecki said that when the pickup truck began tailgating him, he stopped his vehicle hoping it would pass. Instead, the men pulled up directly behind him, he said.

“They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out,” he said.

Mirecki said the beating began almost instantly. The men punched him about the head and shoulders and struck him with a metal object, he said.

(snip)

The sheriff’s office is classifying the case as an aggravated battery. On Monday afternoon, the office asked for the public’s help finding the suspects. Mirecki described them as two white males between the ages of 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor and wool gloves and both wearing jeans.

(snip)

“The information that we have is pretty basic,” Lt. Kari Wempe said. “Our investigators are working on it right now.”

(snip)

When told that some people were questioning the truth of his report, Mirecki fired back.

“The right wing wants blood, period. They’re not going to stop until they see blood. They’re not into anything else,” he said. “Whatever I do, whatever I say, they don’t believe anything because that’s the way they are... I know what happened. I got the hell beat out of me. They can say what they want.”

(snip)


168 posted on 12/06/2005 4:49:20 AM PST by maggief
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To: jaguaretype
Hopefully this turd is outed as a fraud and his "paid for beat down" leaves some indelible marks anyway. LOL!!

And if it turns out to be true? Are you going to retract your comments?

169 posted on 12/06/2005 4:50:00 AM PST by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: RadioAstronomer

What does not make sense is his getting out of the car in what might have been a confrontation with two men. He is either lying or REALLY stupid.


170 posted on 12/06/2005 4:52:49 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

"What does not make sense is his getting out of the car in what might have been a confrontation with two men. He is either lying or REALLY stupid."

They could've played friendly:

"Hey, buddy, there's something hanging off the back of your car, have a look."


171 posted on 12/06/2005 4:54:22 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: maggief
“The right wing wants blood, period. They’re not going to stop until they see blood. They’re not into anything else,” he said. “Whatever I do, whatever I say, they don’t believe anything because that’s the way they are... I know what happened. I got the hell beat out of me. They can say what they want.”


I pray the assaulters will be identified and caught.
172 posted on 12/06/2005 4:54:35 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

With all the hate mail and threats he's gotten, if that's the way it went down, my vote is for REALLY stupid.


173 posted on 12/06/2005 4:56:32 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

"With all the hate mail and threats he's gotten, if that's the way it went down, my vote is for REALLY stupid."

I know in my heart that most people mean well, even if my cynicism gets the better of me. And Kansas is mostly made up of good people.

If threats and hate mail get one to live in fear of every person they meet, then the threats accomplished their intended goal.

Looks like he may have gotten unlucky.


174 posted on 12/06/2005 4:59:32 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: DaveLoneRanger
He wrote it would be a "nice slap" in the "big fat face" of fundamentalists.

Cause and effect. "Nature" takes it's course.

176 posted on 12/06/2005 5:09:40 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Go to the link and read way down to where someone expresses doubt that his story is true.


177 posted on 12/06/2005 5:13:33 AM PST by Mercat (God loves us where He finds us.)
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To: Morris_Hattrick

Let's hope that the cops catch the guys who did it and that they go down for a long stretch.

If he has faked it then let's hope that the cops work it out, prove it, and he goes down for a long stretch.

I wonder if that is a pair of sentiments that every Freeper can go along with.


178 posted on 12/06/2005 5:14:18 AM PST by Thatcherite (F--ked in the afterlife, bullying feminized androgenous automaton euro-weenie blackguard)
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To: Morris_Hattrick

I think the idea expressed is that he is lying, and the clues are coming from the article...


179 posted on 12/06/2005 5:18:55 AM PST by sobieski
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To: LibFreeOrDie

yup , my first thought["what,no license plate#?"] , and now we're quite sure he wasn't badly injured


180 posted on 12/06/2005 5:19:37 AM PST by Dad yer funny
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