Skip to comments.Mirecki hospitalized after beating (KU Relig. prof. who mocked religion)
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 sheriffs 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
I didnt know them, but Im 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.
Im mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots, he said.
Douglas County Sheriffs Officials are classifying the case as an aggravated battery. They wouldnt say exactly where the incident happened, citing the ongoing investigation
The sheriffs 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 sheriffs 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.
LOL (post #20) Thank you.
Hmmmm....has anyone seen Ted Nugent lately????
John Elway will join them, in case they need a slow white Bronco.
The constitution does not and can not guarantee us protection from people inflamed to hostility by our ugly and taunting utterances.
Most police agencies have to triage their cases and don't do any major sleuthing on minor assaults. I would hope that this incident falls into that category. This butthole was lucky that it was a lite ruffing up.
I wouldn't be surprised either way. (But I won't take the bet. ;-)
WANNA BET THIS WAS ANOTHER STAGED EVENT? TOO COINCIDENTAL. NO REAL CHRISTIANS WOULD DO THAT, SO WHAT'S THE DEAL EXCEPT THAT THIS GUY IS TRYING TO GET SOME TRACTION FOR HIS CLAIM THAT WE ARE BAD PEOPLE.
Actually, I saw him this weekend on Fine Living Channel, hunting cardboard deer with his compound bow. Apparently real deer would have offended the viewers.
Not only does it sound 'strange'.......but the guy is totally lying. No doubt in my mind.
Self-inflicted hate crime.
The "pity me" defense is being used. Funny the type of pickup isn't mentioned. I'd sure know the difference between a Ford, GMC, and Toyota.
Interesting, nobody I know would lay a hand on the face slapping hate mongering professor. See a Christian would never act in this manner, there is a Book that defines what is acceptable and what is NOT, and this does not fit a Christian profile.
"NO REAL CHRISTIANS WOULD DO THAT"
BTK was a pillar of his church.
"Interesting, nobody I know would lay a hand on the face slapping hate mongering professor. See a Christian would never act in this manner, there is a Book that defines what is acceptable and what is NOT, and this does not fit a Christian profile."
You mean no one professing Christ ever commits a sin? I did not know that.
I thought that was Janet Reno at first glance.
"You mean no one professing Christ ever commits a sin? I did not know that."
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.
Police have issued an all point bulletin for the Neanderthals that carried out the attack.