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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.


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KEYWORDS: ameritaliban; cawcaw; crevolist; fakehatecrimes; falsechristian; idgoons; ku; legbreakersforchrist; mirecki; paulmirecki; religionofpeace; talibornagain; unsaved
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Science is dogma placemarker
301 posted on 12/06/2005 8:27:15 AM PST by Quark2005 (No time to play. One post per day.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Whatever Mirecki got wasn't bad enough.


302 posted on 12/06/2005 8:27:24 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

I guess you had to see the skit to appreciate it.


304 posted on 12/06/2005 8:32:20 AM PST by sobieski
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To: kimosabe31

Another victim of God Placemarker.


305 posted on 12/06/2005 8:32:26 AM PST by Antonello
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To: chesley

It was just an expression. Of course the libs are not in their right mind. Frankly, I'm starting to be concerned about a few on here, too.


306 posted on 12/06/2005 8:32:33 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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To: Antonello

I see where you're coming from. I tend to misunderestimate the capacity for folks to take absurd propositions and treat them seriously. If someone cannot recognize the sarcasm in those posts without the presence of an /s tag, my confidence in human communication will be minorly diminished in a major way.


307 posted on 12/06/2005 8:32:51 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Right Wing Professor

Another Christian misleading for God.


308 posted on 12/06/2005 8:37:27 AM PST by ml1954 (NOT the disruptive troll seen frequently on CREVO threads)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Fester, I wondered if you were joking, and read the right way I don't find your original post about hiding in the bushes too dreadful. A little tasteless, but tastelessness can be the funniest thing.

The problem is that from where some of us are standing much creationist output in these threads reads like a parody, including yours. So we find it hard to tell the difference between your serious output and your humorous output. The /s tags are genuinely required.

For example when I first came across a creationist who openly approved of slavery I assumed that he was joking. It took a while for it to sink in that he was deadly serious.


309 posted on 12/06/2005 8:37:59 AM PST by Thatcherite (F--ked in the afterlife, bullying feminized androgenous automaton euro-weenie blackguard)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
I see where you're coming from. I tend to misunderestimate the capacity for folks to take absurd propositions and treat them seriously. If someone cannot recognize the sarcasm in those posts without the presence of an /s tag, my confidence in human communication will be minorly diminished in a major way.

For those familiar with the vehement nature displayed in your posting history, it is not too much of a stretch to assume sincerity in your recent comments on this subject.

310 posted on 12/06/2005 8:39:13 AM PST by Antonello
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To: kimosabe31
Whatever Mirecki got wasn't bad enough.

Interesting position. Do you consider yourself to be a Christian?

311 posted on 12/06/2005 8:39:31 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Morris_Hattrick

Absurd propositions placemarker


313 posted on 12/06/2005 8:41:24 AM PST by Thatcherite (F--ked in the afterlife, bullying feminized androgenous automaton euro-weenie blackguard)
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To: Morris_Hattrick
What was your previous screen name?
314 posted on 12/06/2005 8:41:29 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Right Wing Professor
Dave, Dave, do mention that this was after you equated evolution with advocacy of pediophilia.

LOL. Thats a new one.

315 posted on 12/06/2005 8:42:42 AM PST by RightWingNilla
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To: AZ_Cowboy
There is a crowd here that believes that they have found a story with "legs" that will chip off the religious from the GOP, and the GOP from the religious--which would provide the Dems with just enough votes to put themselves in office. The best friend we could have right now is effective LE.
317 posted on 12/06/2005 8:45:10 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: CarolinaGuitarman
I think some fun could and should be had with this. How about:

Harvard Scholar Attacked By Hicks!

Atheist Experiences Kansas Style Love

Over Educated Religion Professor Meets the Common Man and His Pickup

Polish Professor Has Disagreement with Joe Sixpack

Come on everybody, he wasn't badly damaged. It's time to laugh, especially for those who are particularly vitriolic.

318 posted on 12/06/2005 8:45:12 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: Mamzelle

Come on, Mamz, put your money where your mouth is for once. Post your "evidence".


319 posted on 12/06/2005 8:46:45 AM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: AZ_Cowboy

I realize it was just an expression. It was just a weak attempt at humor on my part. No offense, I hope.


320 posted on 12/06/2005 8:47:27 AM PST by chesley (Liberals...what's not to loathe?)
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To: furball4paws
How about:

WWJD? Hit 'em Again, For The Love of God!

321 posted on 12/06/2005 8:49:13 AM PST by Antonello
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To: sobieski

I did see the skit. The skit was funny though. Therein lies the difference. :)


322 posted on 12/06/2005 8:49:46 AM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: furball4paws
Liberal Dork Whines after Rumble
323 posted on 12/06/2005 8:50:06 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: wallcrawlr
"What was your previous screen name?"
Probably 'Eschoir'.
324 posted on 12/06/2005 8:52:15 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Morris_Hattrick
magic fruit

There is indeed magic fruit, but generally yeast must be involved somewhere.

325 posted on 12/06/2005 8:52:43 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: furball4paws
I think you're missing the essential element of martyrdom

Christians victimized by beating accusation!


326 posted on 12/06/2005 8:55:13 AM PST by Right Wing Professor (...overthrow the Dutch usurper, and restore the Jacobites!)
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To: wallcrawlr; All

You're right, of course. Since the insult brigade has seen fit to take this one over like all the others, count me out of this one.


327 posted on 12/06/2005 8:57:24 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity; Antonello

I like them both, but I think we should also add the approprite rag with them.

My first would be the Boston Hearald.
Antonello - How about the Washington Post?
HMBA (is that a Harvard MBA? - Hhhhmmmmm??) - New York Post?


328 posted on 12/06/2005 8:58:03 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: Right Wing Professor

Now, what rag would that come from?


329 posted on 12/06/2005 8:58:49 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: furball4paws

My last could be from the Hamtramck News.


330 posted on 12/06/2005 8:59:25 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: furball4paws

WorldNet Daily, without a doubt, though Agape Press might carry it too.


331 posted on 12/06/2005 9:00:51 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: Right Wing Professor

I like it. Maybe he should reinstall the course. The sympathy factor should increase enrollment.


332 posted on 12/06/2005 9:01:23 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

I'm with you. I think this was staged for sympathy or to malign Creationists.

However... in an Islamofascist culture, this guy would have been publicly filleted for heresy. MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN CREATION. Praise God our founders believed in "Freedom" OF (not FROM) religion.


333 posted on 12/06/2005 9:04:14 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: AZ_Cowboy; wallcrawlr
If you want to know why, check out the Daily Kos--you can find the same stuff reprinted. Ever wonder why these guys are so persistent and anti-Christian?

They want to create enough noise to tempt RINOs in office to shun the rightward religious--just keep screaming the same thing long enough, they hope, and they'll chip off some political support. Create enmity--win an election.

334 posted on 12/06/2005 9:04:23 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: furball4paws
He certainly seems like the kind of dork who frequently got
wedgies in high school by being hung on the flag pole
by the back of his underwear.

Maybe that would explain a few things...

335 posted on 12/06/2005 9:04:38 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
Can you even imagine "Evolution Grad Students Attack Dr. of Divinity"?
336 posted on 12/06/2005 9:08:15 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: Mamzelle
Jeez, Mamz, what are you afraid of? Maybe that your tinfoil-hat kookery will lose you these new friends you're so deperately trying to cultivate? This is the third request for you to post evidence - nay, any support at all - of you claims in post 293, and yet there's nothing but silence on your part. Is there anyone home in there?
337 posted on 12/06/2005 9:09:11 AM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht
Well, in the last 30 minutes the story's been picked up by the majors. The MSM seems to be jumping on this like the leftists here on the thread--but they couch everything in "he said", so I'm thinking they're doubting as they're writing.

Wonder if there'll be an interview of our victim-of-the-day on O'Reilly--Oprah?

338 posted on 12/06/2005 9:11:05 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Emmett McCarthy; BibChr

"Who wants to take bets that this turns out to be phony?"

No bets here, either.

"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."

This seems to have been lifted from the "Easy Rider" script.


339 posted on 12/06/2005 9:14:41 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Islamo-terrorists: Strike force of the MSM)
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To: Morris_Hattrick

Hatrack, was your grandpa a fish?


340 posted on 12/06/2005 9:15:56 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: furball4paws
Well, there actually was a crazy liberal professor at Dartmouth (back during the
Reagan years, I think) who bit a conservative student.

And there is a crazy deranged liberal secular humanist professor at Princeton
who advocates essentially Nazi eugenic ideas for murdering children.

Can it get much crazier than that?

These are not exactly the most emotionally well-balanced people on the planet.
Liberal secular humanists say and do VERY deranged and insane things.

341 posted on 12/06/2005 9:16:50 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Antonello

Being firm in one's convictions and expressing them vehemently is one thing. Advocating, or rejoicing in, a forced molecular rearrangement of a deluded professor is another. As one who is accountable before almighty God for my attitudes and actions, I am reasonably comfortable in recognizing moral repugnancies. At the same time I am puzzled to find moral outrage on the part of those who advocate anything but almighty God as present and active in the creation. Hence I was only stooping to their level in declaring that this incident is merely "nature taking its course." Incidentally, I believe if you look at the professor's original words you will not find a sarcasm tag attached or implied.


342 posted on 12/06/2005 9:22:51 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: blue-duncan

LOL! And what the heck is a red visor??


343 posted on 12/06/2005 9:23:12 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Okay, bring our troops home. But don't feign suprise when the terrorists tag along.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Yeah. Wonder if there was a shotgun in the gun-rack, a hound in the truck-bed, Elvis playing on the 8-track, a Bush bumper sticker, King James Bible on the dashboard, and one of their pregnant sister/wives keeping the engine running?

Dan


344 posted on 12/06/2005 9:25:10 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: F.J. Mitchell
re: red visor

I guess he (they) must mean a ball cap. Red--for red state redneck. Red pickup truck. We've got to fill all the particulars.

345 posted on 12/06/2005 9:26:11 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: PatrickHenry
After reading a number of the posts I've come to the conclusion that there's just a little too much hate. I'm out of here.
346 posted on 12/06/2005 9:26:18 AM PST by b_sharp (Science adjusts theories to fit evidence, creationism distorts evidence to fit the Bible.)
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To: b_sharp

This thread is an embarrassment to FR.


347 posted on 12/06/2005 9:28:01 AM PST by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: ml1954; Right Wing Professor
Another Christian misleading for God.

You know it doesn't count if they lie to infidels....

348 posted on 12/06/2005 9:29:09 AM PST by highball ("I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Just mythoughts

"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."

Unfortunately, this Christian has seen many a hateful Christian who do exactly this sort of thing. Even a few that would blow up abortionists in the name of Christ.

Just because they are saved means little; we're all still works in progress.


350 posted on 12/06/2005 9:30:05 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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