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.
WWJD? Hit 'em Again, For The Love of God!
I did see the skit. The skit was funny though. Therein lies the difference. :)
There is indeed magic fruit, but generally yeast must be involved somewhere.
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.
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?
Now, what rag would that come from?
My last could be from the Hamtramck News.
WorldNet Daily, without a doubt, though Agape Press might carry it too.
I like it. Maybe he should reinstall the course. The sympathy factor should increase enrollment.
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.
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.
Maybe that would explain a few things...
Wonder if there'll be an interview of our victim-of-the-day on O'Reilly--Oprah?
"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.
Hatrack, was your grandpa a fish?