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.
Whatever Mirecki got wasn't bad enough.
I guess you had to see the skit to appreciate it.
Another victim of God Placemarker.
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.
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.
Another Christian misleading for God.
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.
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.
Interesting position. Do you consider yourself to be a Christian?
Absurd propositions placemarker
LOL. Thats a new one.
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Come on everybody, he wasn't badly damaged. It's time to laugh, especially for those who are particularly vitriolic.
Come on, Mamz, put your money where your mouth is for once. Post your "evidence".
I realize it was just an expression. It was just a weak attempt at humor on my part. No offense, I hope.
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