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.
" . . . Now I see no purpose to be gained by beating him up."
I fully agree.
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).
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.
Who Would Jesus Mug?
Yeah, it's hard to understand why people aren't more sympathetic to a guy who has complete contempt for them.
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
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
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
I'll take a 100 on phony
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!
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.
Moneychangers at the temple?
He may already be...the way he wrote indicated he has been here before.
No, but I can appreciate irony.
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.
What for? Just in case its not a hoax and you can do some good old fundamentalist Christian bashing yourself?
Yup, the all-new First FReeper Church.
"Every knee shall bow, especially after we send Vinnie and Rocko out to break the heathen ones!"
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.
Funny; my blog post is almost done, and I have about 90% overlap...
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