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.
Yes, Mirecki's face does irritate, no doubt about it. After a second look though, it's not a face I'd want to stick a fist into, but rather a face that is begging for a cream pie to be shoved into it.
They are definately laying it on thick and turning every ant hill into a mountain of contention. I suspect we all have dealt with this bunch or their peers before, under different names of course.
They knew who he was when he confronted them. They could have recognized him as that ay-thee-yust egghead. You don't know they knew that before they stopped.
So was the prof stopping over for a little rumble, too?
My wife told me today she's scared it's exactly the kind of thing I'd do. And living in this part of the country, you really don't expect violence.
Telling in a way that I am more than happy to claim ownership of.
There's a weak spot in the GOP when it comes to libertarians and the religious right. The libertarians have to learn to understand that even their cultural opposites can have a seat at the table--their tax cuts and property rights may well depend on a little tolerant alliance.
"Telling in a way that I am more than happy to claim ownership of."
I know you do. That's what's so sick about it.
The survival of America, may well rest upon a little tolerant alliance. Hope they get it, before it's too late.
Are you kidding? You are no more capable of determining who needs "help" than you are of determining the difference between gloating and sarcasm. Suggestions of "help" from someone who has no moral anchor are as valuable as a red visor cap in the dead of winter. Besides, you are not really interested in anyone receiving "help." You merely tossed out the suggestion as an insult.
" That's what's so sick about it."
If that's sick, I don't want to be well.
"If that's sick, I don't want to be well."
That's why you're sick.
A professor sets up a class designed to ridicule the beliefs of others, and somehow certain folks are "appalled" that unpleasant consequences ensue. I don't buy their sanctimonious, drama queen indignation.
"You sir, need help."
I can't argue with that. Could you come over and rake my leaves sometime?
Sick is as sick does.
Your tuning pegs are wound waaaay too tight, CarolinaGuitarman.
"Sick is as sick does."
That doesn't help your case any.
On Andrew Jaspan, editor of the Australian newspaper The Age, who was offended by Douglas Wood, an Australian who was kidnapped and held hostage in Iraq, and then referred to his captors as "a**holes" after he was rescued:
"The Ages editor didnt care for this brusque mean-spirited judgmentalism. As Mr. Jaspan told Australias ABC network, 'I was, I have to say, shocked by Douglas Woods use of the a**hole word, if I can put it like that, which I just thought was coarse and very ill-thought-through and I think demeans the man and is one of the reasons why people are slightly skeptical of his motives and everything else. The issue really is largely, speaking as I understand it, he was treated well there. He says he was fed every day, and as such to turn around and use that kind of language I think is just insensitive.'
And heaven forbid were insensitive about insurgents. True, a blindfolded Mr. Wood had to listen to his captors murder two of his colleagues a few inches away, but how crude and boorish would one have to be to hold that against ones hosts? The liberation of Douglas Wood is surely a first: He didnt get Stockholm Syndrome, but everyone back home did. Whats with this guy, anyway? They fed him every day and if theyd ever got around to sawing his head off theyd have got out the nice sharp scimitar, not the old rusty thing they used for Nick Berg. Like, whys he so totally insensitive? Is he a Bush supporter or something?" - Mark Steyn
Whatever my case is, it's curable. Stupidity is a lifetime condition that only grows worse with age.
"Whatever my case is, it's curable. Stupidity is a lifetime condition that only grows worse with age."
In which case, your doubly damned.
Well I'll be damned.
"Well I'll be damned."
Hate to be picky but Your in this instance should be You're.
"Hate to be picky but Your in this instance should be You're."
Hate to be picky but you are an apologist for terrorists.
That's nice. Does mom know you're on her computer again?
The domestically grown terrorists, kill babies faster than they can be conceived. You are the apologist for those terrorists.
What are you? Ten years old?
Do you support the actions of the slugs who have become billionaires, butchering babies????
I'd say he's not the only one, re-read the exchanges from post 570 onward.
The scolding schoolmarm has not completed all of her dossiers on the vast conspiracy the misbehaving boys are involved in. Once that hugely time consuming task is completed, shell go to the principal, (oops, I mean the FR administrators) to try get all of the misbehaving boys expelled (oops, I mean banned).
Then they'll just disappear from FR into the 'Night and Fog'.
Next question: who let him in here?
I know where he can find a whole posse of clowns as juvenile as he is.
The entire thread is a severe embarrassment to FR.
I gurantee you'll see more of the same. If you look back through the posts, you'll see some of the usual suspects found in other threads of note commonly referred to as 'science-vs-religion".
I've been tempted to ask some of these folks, 'why are you here'? It's definitely not to discuss issues related to the purpose of FR, as stated on its entry page.
Yes, it is an embarrassment.
Careful - illiterate clowns are on patrol tonight :)
By the same token, your non-answer suggests that you support the baby butchers, and are a disgrace to everything that separates humans from the beasts.
"By the same token, your non-answer suggests that you support the baby butchers, and are a disgrace to everything that separates humans from the beasts."
Do you support the actions of Eric Rudolph?
Nine why? Am I too old to be talking to you?
C'mon men, last call. Drink up.
Let the lady finger her guitar and the Senator bed whatever fellows he likes.
Not exactly an auspicious beginning, but whatever...
Do you two Bedfellows?
You tend to be a somewhat demanding person PaleHorse. Perhaps you're an indian chief who is used to having his orders carried out by underlings. In any case, my comments on this thread seem to have struck a negative chord...stirring up more negative than positive comment. I wonder how many of you consider yourselves to be prolife. If any, the life you seem most interested in preserving is that of the abortionist doctor. You have the nucleus of a foundation for the care and feeding of abortionists...kind of like the care and feeding of cancer.
PaleHorse...Question: What's the differance between a cruel, sadistic, bloodcrazed islamofascist terrorist and an abortion doctor?
Answer: The abortion doctor has murdered more innocents and is much better paid. Otherwise not much differance.
So why are we fighting a war on terror and not on abortion.
Grammar good. You try grammar. You like.
Do you support the crud he was attempting to remove?
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