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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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To: PetroniusMaximus

A face almost everyone would love to stick a fist in.

Questioning suspects will go something like this:

Did you beat up the Proffessor? No but I would love to do so.


351 posted on 12/06/2005 9:30:35 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: oldbrowser

Are you implying that the Prof got ran over by a reindeer?


352 posted on 12/06/2005 9:31:56 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: RadioAstronomer; b_sharp
This thread is an embarrassment to FR.

Reminds me of what the libs said during the Watergate days -- it's like turning over a flat rock and seeing the little wriggling things that are exposed.

353 posted on 12/06/2005 9:32:08 AM PST by PatrickHenry (Virtual Ignore for trolls, lunatics, dotards, common scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
LOL! And what the heck is a red visor??

I knew it. Time to pick him up.

354 posted on 12/06/2005 9:34:51 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: F.J. Mitchell

Yup, we need to beat more people like the prof up--particularly if they're ugly--so that the world will see Christ's love in action, PRAISE JAY-SUS!


355 posted on 12/06/2005 9:35:07 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Mamzelle

That's what I was thinking-Acadamian lingo for a ball cap.


356 posted on 12/06/2005 9:36:09 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: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Yup, we need to beat more people like the prof up--particularly if they're ugly--so that the world will see Christ's love in action, PRAISE JAY-SUS!

I am seeing way too many parallels between Islam and Christianity when it comes to finding joy in violence for my comfort.

357 posted on 12/06/2005 9:38:23 AM PST by Antonello
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To: RGSpincich
described as two white males between ages 30 and 40, one wearing a red visor
358 posted on 12/06/2005 9:40:05 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of an 2 year old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: Antonello
I am seeing way too many parallels between Islam and Christianity when it comes to finding joy in violence for my comfort.

Me too.

Also, the lack of condemnation from other Creationists if this attack happened. Like "moderate Muslims" we hear about who won't raise their voices against violence.

359 posted on 12/06/2005 9:41:25 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: MeanWestTexan

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

Unfortunately, most of those "works in progress" can be compared to the time-table of the average federal project, to include obligatory greasing of palms.


360 posted on 12/06/2005 9:43:30 AM PST by Woman on Caroline Street (Go sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here.)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Very interesting.... Considering the atmosphere, I'm gone.


361 posted on 12/06/2005 9:45:30 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: randog
Some good points made, so a COLLEGE PROFESSOR doesn't know the make or model of trucks? I'm a WOMAN and evidently study popular culture more than this joker!

Doesn't have the sense to take down the license plate number? This is just too darned "convenient", if you ask me, HIGHLY suspect.

362 posted on 12/06/2005 9:46:49 AM PST by JENINMO
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To: PatrickHenry; RadioAstronomer; b_sharp

Now do we all understand Lysenko?

I'm gone for another thread.


363 posted on 12/06/2005 9:46:49 AM PST by furball4paws (The new elixir of life - dehydrated toad urine.)
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To: RadioAstronomer

The unabashed hatred and bigotry displayed here today is absolutely appalling.


364 posted on 12/06/2005 9:47:53 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Mamzelle
We've got to fill all the particulars.

You can start with the particulars of 293. Whenever you're ready. Any time now. Just fire away.

365 posted on 12/06/2005 9:49:08 AM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

Sorry. I'm not buying it.


366 posted on 12/06/2005 9:49:34 AM PST by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: JENINMO
Some good points made, so a COLLEGE PROFESSOR doesn't know the make or model of trucks? I'm a WOMAN and evidently study popular culture more than this joker!

Doesn't have the sense to take down the license plate number? This is just too darned "convenient", if you ask me, HIGHLY suspect.

If, God forbid, you ever get jumped by multiple assailants on a lonely rural road in the pre-dawn hours, get back to us about how much attention to detail you observed in between hoping the attack really is over and wondering how many teeth you just lost.

367 posted on 12/06/2005 9:51:54 AM PST by Antonello
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

The Prof isn't exactly ugly, Just the perfect poster boy look for the liberal image.

Assuming this event ever took place in the first place, it is a long stretch to assume the aleged guys in the aleged pickup truck, administering the aleged beating, were Christians and whupped him because he was bad mouthing Fundamentalists. Unless of course the assumption is that the aleged good ol' boys, are aleged to be Fundamentalist Islamites, in which case the Prof would be searching for his head, instead of being treated and released from the hospital.


368 posted on 12/06/2005 9:53:26 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: Tree of Liberty
“I didn’t know them, but I’m sure they knew me,” he said.The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40

The two on the left were picked out of a line up by the professor.


369 posted on 12/06/2005 9:57:10 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of an 2 year old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: New Perspective
The two on the left were picked out of a line up by the professor.

Upon questioning, the two identified by the victim admitted the attack was masterminded by the third suspect from the right...

370 posted on 12/06/2005 9:59:39 AM PST by Antonello
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To: MeanWestTexan

"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."

Ah but you see that is exactly why I said the Book defines what is acceptable and Christian. See what is missing here is this guy apologized and withdrew his class. Now I see no purpose to be gained by beating him up, hardly fits a Christian profile.


371 posted on 12/06/2005 10:00:35 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: F.J. Mitchell

"The Prof isn't exactly ugly, Just the perfect poster boy look for the liberal image."

Oh, OK.

Yup, we've got to beat up people like this prof because they LOOK LIBERAL! We'll really show how Jesus loves his going-straight-to-Hell a$$ then! PRAISE THE LORD!


372 posted on 12/06/2005 10:01:05 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Just mythoughts
hardly fits a Christian profile.

You mean the Christian profile demonstrated in posts like this one?

373 posted on 12/06/2005 10:04:21 AM PST by Antonello
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To: F.J. Mitchell
What do you think of all this? I don't know where to begin--it's like reading a script, with most of the characters sounding alike.

Are evos conservative, or are they just here to try to tear up the place... and throw a few votes to the Dems?

374 posted on 12/06/2005 10:05:21 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Emmett McCarthy

it has the same feel as the story about the sailor who claimed racial discrimination, derogatory names spray painted on his door, etc., thru turned out he'd done it himself


375 posted on 12/06/2005 10:08:05 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: blue-duncan
"The sheriff’s department is looking for the suspects, described as two white males between ages 30 and 40..."

They better not only be looking for white males. That would be ethnic profiling!

376 posted on 12/06/2005 10:18:09 AM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: All; Junior

So Morris Hattrick has been banned. It's apparently OK on FR to call for the beating up of atheists, but not to criticize Christians.


377 posted on 12/06/2005 10:24:54 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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Comment #378 Removed by Moderator

To: Oztrich Boy; CarolinaGuitarman

Well I based my post on what happens when StormFront or some group of that ilk tries to sneak racist or supremacist garbage onto the site. Its a shame that some-one occaisionally gets on that posts views like that, but you might consider that such a poster may have also been ignored, or it was posted at a time that others of us may have missed him!

I certainly hope that one or the other of you "spoke your pieces"!


379 posted on 12/06/2005 10:25:38 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Proof against evolution:"Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to" M.Twain)
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To: LK44-40

Poster here two weeks.


380 posted on 12/06/2005 10:30:23 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: mdmathis6
re: StormFront or some group of that ilk tries to sneak racist or supremacist garbage onto the site)))

Tell me about StormFront--?

381 posted on 12/06/2005 10:32:32 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Right Wing Professor
But if it isn't, I'm compiling responses like this one from our resident 'Christians'.

Well, we know that they allied themselves with Muslims in Kansas. It appears as if they may be joining the "religion of peace".

382 posted on 12/06/2005 10:32:42 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: Tench_Coxe
If he is spewing and spreading anti-religious hatred, I say he deserved it.

(mohammad atta, 2001)

383 posted on 12/06/2005 10:36:29 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

How bad is someone beat up when they are treated and realeased from the hospital and look so good the next day that people just have to take his word that he was ever beaten.

What did they beat him with, marsh mellows and cotton candy?

Wait til you know whether the alleged beaters were Christian or Muslim Fundamentalists before you praise the Lord. Could be you'll want to direct your praise to Allah or Muhamad.


384 posted on 12/06/2005 10:38:01 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: Mamzelle

I think you have them pegged, Mamzelle.


385 posted on 12/06/2005 10:40:11 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: Mamzelle
Hooked him real good there, Mamz, and he didn't even ask you for anything to support your claims. Surely this is too easy for you - must be boring. Try some really outrageous claims. See how radically goofy you have to get before someone disavows your ideas.

Oh, yeah - post 293? You wouldn't have me on the dreaded Virtual IgnoreTM, would you?

386 posted on 12/06/2005 10:45:05 AM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
A face almost everyone would love to stick a fist in.

Violent as well as delusional. What a charmer.
387 posted on 12/06/2005 10:49:00 AM PST by aNYCguy
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To: JENINMO

It is probably an American made pickup. He can't possibly know those. :-)


388 posted on 12/06/2005 10:51:20 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Which side was it that wrote about "slap in their big fat face?"

It is one thing to write about a rhetorical slap in the face, it is quite another to beat somebody up. You are already on record as supporting beating him up. That makes you no better than the guys that did it.

389 posted on 12/06/2005 10:51:24 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: aNYCguy

Aparently a snake charmer.


390 posted on 12/06/2005 10:57:30 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: wyattearp
It is one thing to write about a rhetorical slap in the face, it is quite another to beat somebody up.

One thing leads to another. Neither is particularly helpful.

You are already on record as supporting beating him up.

Really? Where? Or did you miss the post where I stated I take no pleasure in the physical pummeling of a bubble-headed ideologue?

That makes you no better than the guys that did it.

Check my posts and you will see that I have not claimed moral superiority over the guys that did it (if indeed the incident took place as reported).

391 posted on 12/06/2005 11:04:40 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: RadioAstronomer

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


No RA I'm not going to do any such thing.



392 posted on 12/06/2005 11:06:28 AM PST by jaguaretype (Sometimes war IS the answer)
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To: Right Wing Professor

"So Morris Hattrick has been banned. It's apparently OK on FR to call for the beating up of atheists, but not to criticize Christians."

Of course, because every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, especially after the heathen get smacked around a bit!


393 posted on 12/06/2005 11:10:31 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Fester Chugabrew
One thing leads to another.

Only if somebody is a violent POS.

Or did you miss the post where I stated I take no pleasure in the physical pummeling of a bubble-headed ideologue?

I've read your posts before, Fester. I don't believe that for one second.

Check my posts and you will see that I have not claimed moral superiority over the guys that did it (if indeed the incident took place as reported).

Nope. More like moral equality.

394 posted on 12/06/2005 11:11:15 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: jaguaretype

So you believe in beating up the heathen to show Christ's love, eh?


395 posted on 12/06/2005 11:11:29 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: randog

The the pickup truck have a "my cold dead fingers" bumper sticker?


396 posted on 12/06/2005 11:12:59 AM PST by churchillbuff
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To: badpacifist

I'm surprised the professor didn't "see" a "Bush-Cheney" bumper sticker on the "pickup truck" that the "two men" were riding in.


397 posted on 12/06/2005 11:14:07 AM PST by churchillbuff
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To: LK44-40

"I am about as concerned about this fellow's little scrape as I am about that queer that got beaten up and tied to a fence on a chilly Wyoming night."

Yup, we need more folks to praise God and kill some queers, in Jesus' name, AMEN!


398 posted on 12/06/2005 11:15:28 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: JCEccles

"And it's up against the wall, redneck mother, ... ."


399 posted on 12/06/2005 11:16:04 AM PST by churchillbuff
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To: Fester Chugabrew

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother, who has raised her son so well
He's thirty-four, and drinkin' in a honky tonk
Just kicking hippies' asses and raising hell


400 posted on 12/06/2005 11:18:30 AM PST by churchillbuff
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