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.
It's not smart to play with blasphemy--
"It's not smart to play with blasphemy--"
OK, so tell the "Christians" who are trying to wink at this behavior to stop blaspheming.
Bush: "Hey Cheney. There's that major league a-hole from the Religious Studies Department at KU."
Cheney: "Yeah, Big Time."
Bush: "Let's mess'im up."
Well, you can't claim that nobody tried to help you.
You left out John Ashcroft--
If this is anything like the usual leftist "attack", he probably fell down the stairs at home and decided to make up a "hate crime" to go along with his bruises.
Oh, come on. Why is everyone being so grave and reserved? Doesn't anyone see the irony in this smart@$$ getting a "nice slap in [his] big fat face"?
"Well, you can't claim that nobody tried to help you."
Gosh, you don't get upset at your co-religionists who endorse this sort of behavior, you just get upset at me.
I guess Christianity is, at its heart, as much a religion of peace as that other religion of peace we keep hearing about...and, like that other religion, they don't like being reminded of that fact.
Damn. Never even got a chance to read his posts. Well, he's going up on the wall tonight.
Fine. But you have yet to point out any case where I've advocated violence against bubble-headed ideologues. Don't you prefer to have evidence to support your delusion?
Count me in as well. Poof!
(Bet DU is gleefully reading this thread)
So you advocate physical violence against those with whom you disagree?
Out of the mouth of babes . . .
Spare me the sanctimonious drama nonsense Pale, read my first post carefully.
This punk HIRED someone to pound him. Got it? That is my take on his suspiciously timed "attack". 15 minutes of fame for this burning out story.
Similar to the fraud professor at Claremont College who slashed her tires and sprayed epithets on her car for sympathy two years ago. Hand wringing leftists fawned over this creature for weeks until the truth was made known.
Cool Revelations screen name though.
Note how they rejoice with DU--the chief agenda of the evos is chipping away at GOP alliances and working for the defeat of conservatives.
Now, you know this for a fact? Mirecki hired someone to do this?
Only two people would know--Mirecki and the person he hired.
How much did he pay you?
I hear Wal-Mart has a special on red baseball hats and wool gloves. Time to stock up!
There is a great 2 minute SNL type of skit in there somewhere.
There needs to be a conservative version of Saturday Night Live with skits like that. Ann Coulter as the 1st guest.
Maybe it was a couple of angels wrestling with him, the way an angel wrestled with Jacob?
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