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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


“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.

TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: ameritaliban; cawcaw; crevolist; fakehatecrimes; falsechristian; idgoons; ku; legbreakersforchrist; mirecki; paulmirecki; religionofpeace; talibornagain; unsaved
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Comment #421 Removed by Moderator

To: Just mythoughts

" . . . Now I see no purpose to be gained by beating him up."

I fully agree.

My suspects:

1. The professor himself faked the attack, as has been shown time and again or

2. The kind of "christian" who blows up abortion clincs, who do exist, alas (which was my point -- not common, but existant).

422 posted on 12/06/2005 11:50:41 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: PatrickHenry
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.

The hypocrisy of your comment is equivalent to Ted Kennedy railing against drunken driving. The stench from your Christian bashing threads can be smelt several websites away.

423 posted on 12/06/2005 11:51:11 AM PST by Hacksaw (Monomania is treatable.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Who Would Jesus Mug?


424 posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:10 AM PST by Sally Golightly
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To: Rudder
The unabashed hatred and bigotry displayed here today is absolutely appalling.

Yeah, it's hard to understand why people aren't more sympathetic to a guy who has complete contempt for them.

425 posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:34 AM PST by Hacksaw (Monomania is treatable.)
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To: RadioAstronomer; furball4paws; PatrickHenry; Doctor Stochastic; b_sharp; Right Wing Professor; ...
I've compiled a summary of some noteworthy posts in this thread. In thinking it over, those that merely express skepticism aren't wrong -- just those that express both skepticism and approval in case the beating really happened as reported.

Who wants to take bets that this turns out to be phony?
3 posted on 12/05/2005 11:15:16 PM EST by Emmett McCarthy

No bet.
4 posted on 12/05/2005 11:16:23 PM EST by BibChr

What is the name that comes to mind ... Tawana? Something like that.
5 posted on 12/05/2005 11:16:39 PM EST by ladyjane

No bet. Leftists ALWAYS try to smear their detractors.
7 posted on 12/05/2005 11:16:52 PM EST by clee1

No dice, a standard lefty trick for sympathy.
15 posted on 12/05/2005 11:19:59 PM EST by Navy Patriot

I'll bet a dollar to a donut that his homo lover smacked him around.
17 posted on 12/05/2005 11:20:21 PM EST by ExpatGator

Just one leftist professor looking to make himself look like the victim.
25 posted on 12/05/2005 11:21:17 PM EST by IrishCatholic

In the movie "Dirty Harry", a perp hired someone to beat him up.
28 posted on 12/05/2005 11:23:10 PM EST by BipolarBob

I hope they catch those two incompetent rednecks for not even doing a simple assault properly!
36 posted on 12/05/2005 11:25:27 PM EST by Publius6961

I'm holding out for "no truck, no rednecks," just a liberal out trolling for some cheap victim-love.
40 posted on 12/05/2005 11:28:15 PM EST by JCEccles

A "red badge of courage" moment for another feckless leftwing geek.
42 posted on 12/05/2005 11:29:49 PM EST by hinckley buzzard

He probably picked them up in a bar.
66 posted on 12/05/2005 11:39:52 PM EST by Dr. Eckleburg

Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me.
74 posted on 12/05/2005 11:44:49 PM EST by sport

Obvious fake. I hope they throw the book at this guy for making this sh*t up.
78 posted on 12/05/2005 11:46:41 PM EST by ozzymandus

I wonder how much it cost to get a couple liberal students to slap him around so he's got a story to tell.
79 posted on 12/05/2005 11:47:13 PM EST by RavenATB

How convenient. The libs will go all Matthew Shepherd.
81 posted on 12/05/2005 11:48:39 PM EST by tallhappy

I smell a set up.
82 posted on 12/05/2005 11:49:12 PM EST by Tench_Coxe

HA...bruises and sores are probably caused by pestilence and crack/aids. Look at that filth
84 posted on 12/05/2005 11:50:55 PM EST by kajingawd

Sounds self-inflicted.
101 posted on 12/06/2005 12:18:05 AM EST by mmadi106999

Hopefully this turd is outed as a fraud and his "paid for beat down" leaves some indelible marks anyway. LOL!!
117 posted on 12/06/2005 12:45:30 AM EST by jaguaretype

What I'm saying is, I think this professor Mirecki beat himself up.
127 posted on 12/06/2005 1:04:01 AM EST by Lancey Howard

This butthole was lucky that it was a lite ruffing up.
146 posted on 12/06/2005 2:47:15 AM EST by LK44-40

Not only does it sound 'strange'.......but the guy is totally lying. No doubt in my mind.
151 posted on 12/06/2005 5:59:58 AM EST by RightOnline

Cause and effect. "Nature" takes it's course.
176 posted on 12/06/2005 8:09:40 AM EST by Fester Chugabrew

The guy is a kook! From his ranting, it sounds like he wanted it to happen and is just too glad to ham it up for the media.
260 posted on 12/06/2005 10:27:05 AM EST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Too bad they didn't break his knees.
266 posted on 12/06/2005 10:36:32 AM EST by Muzzle_em

Whatever Mirecki got wasn't bad enough.
302 posted on 12/06/2005 11:27:24 AM EST by kimosabe31

Doesn't anyone see the irony in this smart@$$ getting a "nice slap in [his] big fat face"?
407 posted on 12/06/2005 2:36:27 PM EST by Tim Long

426 posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:46 AM PST by PatrickHenry (Virtual Ignore for trolls, lunatics, dotards, common scolds, & incurable ignoramuses.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I'll take a 100 on phony

427 posted on 12/06/2005 11:52:54 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Mamzelle

The morally superior grant themselves a hasty exit after stinking up the place with self-righteous indignation. From the standpoint of matter in motion it isn't as though they have a leg to stand on in the first place. Talk about hollow indictments!

428 posted on 12/06/2005 11:53:11 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: churchillbuff

Yes, praise JAY-SUS, God sent his own angels down to beat up a godless heathen!

Yes, sir, you'd better walk the straight-and-narrow, theologically speaking, or the new, improved RoboGod will make you pay right here, right now, Amen, HALLELUJAH!

Maybe He can branch out into protection rackets.

429 posted on 12/06/2005 11:53:38 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Sally Golightly

Moneychangers at the temple?

430 posted on 12/06/2005 11:54:46 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Junior

He may already be...the way he wrote indicated he has been here before.

431 posted on 12/06/2005 11:54:46 AM PST by wallcrawlr (
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To: Junior

No, but I can appreciate irony.

432 posted on 12/06/2005 11:55:03 AM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht

One of 2 things happened here

A. He was beaten up by someone who had another agenda with him but used this as an excuse or attempt to steer guilt away from themselves


B. He got someone to beat him up so he could use this as a PR ploy.

My beg is, it's the latter.

433 posted on 12/06/2005 11:55:04 AM PST by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: Right Wing Professor
"It's indeed possible this is a hoax. But if it isn't, I'm compiling responses like this one from our resident 'Christians'"

What for? Just in case its not a hoax and you can do some good old fundamentalist Christian bashing yourself?

434 posted on 12/06/2005 11:55:30 AM PST by subterfuge (Obama, mo Osama-La bamba, uh, Bama...Banana Rama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: PatrickHenry

Yup, the all-new First FReeper Church.

"Every knee shall bow, especially after we send Vinnie and Rocko out to break the heathen ones!"

435 posted on 12/06/2005 11:56:32 AM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (MORE COWBELL! MORE COWBELL! (CLANK-CLANK-CLANK))
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To: Great Caesars Ghost
Bush: Let's mess'im up.


436 posted on 12/06/2005 11:56:48 AM PST by LK44-40
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Who wants to take bets that this turns out to be phony?

Sucker bet..

437 posted on 12/06/2005 11:56:51 AM PST by cardinal4 ("One man gone and another to go....")
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I'm going to reprint part of my last post and capitalize some relevant wording for you since you AGAIN missed what I wrote.

That is MY TAKE on his suspiciously timed "attack".

My = mine....belongs to me.
Take = in the vernacular means belief or position.

"How much did he pay you?" ???????

LOL!!!!! keep up the sanctimonious little tool-type lecturing Pale.

We'll likely cross again.

438 posted on 12/06/2005 11:57:12 AM PST by jaguaretype (Sometimes war IS the answer)
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To: Will_Zurmacht
what a laugh.

a fat, out of shape guy who has probably never been in a real fight in his life because he always played dolls with the girls, has the nards to get OUT of his car on a deserted road to face two strangers in a TRUCK, men in wool gloves yet, who were tailgating him.... they beat him up, he says, BUT not bad enough to be hospitalized....I say he is a liar or they weren't trying hard enough...
439 posted on 12/06/2005 11:57:14 AM PST by Taffini (Mr. Pippin and Mr. Waffles do not approve)
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To: PatrickHenry

Funny; my blog post is almost done, and I have about 90% overlap...

440 posted on 12/06/2005 11:58:00 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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