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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.


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: ameritaliban; cawcaw; crevolist; fakehatecrimes; falsechristian; idgoons; ku; legbreakersforchrist; mirecki; paulmirecki; religionofpeace; talibornagain; unsaved
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To: Mamzelle

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.


551 posted on 12/06/2005 4:43:57 PM 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: AmishDude
But they knew who he was. Not that he was some sort of pinko professor guy from Larrytown, but he was the guy.

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.

552 posted on 12/06/2005 4:47:33 PM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Telling in a way that I am more than happy to claim ownership of.


553 posted on 12/06/2005 4:48:48 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell
And different names again. There's a lot of free time (and plentiful funds from Hollyweird and billionaires) when you're out of power and wanting desperately to get back in power--

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.

554 posted on 12/06/2005 4:49:08 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: F.J. Mitchell

"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.


555 posted on 12/06/2005 4:50:03 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Mamzelle

The survival of America, may well rest upon a little tolerant alliance. Hope they get it, before it's too late.


556 posted on 12/06/2005 4:55:21 PM 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: CarolinaGuitarman

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.


557 posted on 12/06/2005 5:01:14 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

" That's what's so sick about it."

If that's sick, I don't want to be well.


558 posted on 12/06/2005 5:02:40 PM 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: Fester Chugabrew
"Suggestions of "help" from someone who has no moral anchor are as valuable as a red visor cap in the dead of winter."

Then I would suggest you don't try to give me help. As for me, I DO have a moral anchor. And please, PLEASE, loosen that vice grip up your head Uncle Fester.
559 posted on 12/06/2005 5:05:24 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: F.J. Mitchell

"If that's sick, I don't want to be well."

That's why you're sick.


560 posted on 12/06/2005 5:06:53 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: OB1kNOb

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.


561 posted on 12/06/2005 5:11:27 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

"You sir, need help."

I can't argue with that. Could you come over and rake my leaves sometime?


562 posted on 12/06/2005 5:13:38 PM 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: CarolinaGuitarman

Sick is as sick does.


563 posted on 12/06/2005 5:15:05 PM 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: CarolinaGuitarman

Your tuning pegs are wound waaaay too tight, CarolinaGuitarman.


564 posted on 12/06/2005 5:16:08 PM PST by JCEccles
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To: F.J. Mitchell

"Sick is as sick does."

That doesn't help your case any.


565 posted on 12/06/2005 5:17:16 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: AmishDude
Methinks he doth protest too much.

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 Age’s editor didn’t care for this brusque mean-spirited judgmentalism. As Mr. Jaspan told Australia’s ABC network, 'I was, I have to say, shocked by Douglas Wood’s 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 we’re 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 one’s hosts? The liberation of Douglas Wood is surely a first: He didn’t get Stockholm Syndrome, but everyone back home did. What’s with this guy, anyway? They fed him every day and if they’d ever got around to sawing his head off they’d have got out the nice sharp scimitar, not the old rusty thing they used for Nick Berg. Like, why’s he so totally insensitive? Is he a Bush supporter or something?"[2] - Mark Steyn

566 posted on 12/06/2005 5:17:39 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ( the Wedge Document ... offers a message of hope for Muslims - Mustafa Akyol)
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To: JCEccles
"Your tuning pegs are wound waaaay too tight, CarolinaGuitarman."

And you're complicit in the defense of violence by your silence in this matter (assuming you even know what we are talking about; a big assumption).
567 posted on 12/06/2005 5:19:43 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Senator Bedfellow

568 posted on 12/06/2005 5:24:14 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Whatever my case is, it's curable. Stupidity is a lifetime condition that only grows worse with age.


569 posted on 12/06/2005 5:35:48 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell

"Whatever my case is, it's curable. Stupidity is a lifetime condition that only grows worse with age."

In which case, your doubly damned.


570 posted on 12/06/2005 5:37:18 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Well I'll be damned.


571 posted on 12/06/2005 5:39:21 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell

"Well I'll be damned."

No doubt.


572 posted on 12/06/2005 5:39:46 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Hate to be picky but Your in this instance should be You're.


573 posted on 12/06/2005 5:41:00 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell

"Hate to be picky but Your in this instance should be You're."

Hate to be picky but you are an apologist for terrorists.


574 posted on 12/06/2005 5:41:50 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Senator Bedfellow

575 posted on 12/06/2005 5:43:02 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Boazo

That's nice. Does mom know you're on her computer again?


576 posted on 12/06/2005 5:43:19 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

The domestically grown terrorists, kill babies faster than they can be conceived. You are the apologist for those terrorists.


577 posted on 12/06/2005 5:45:07 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell
"The domestically grown terrorists, kill babies faster than they can be conceived. You are the apologist for those terrorists."

Do you support the actions of Eric Rudolph?
578 posted on 12/06/2005 5:45:59 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Boazo

What are you? Ten years old?


579 posted on 12/06/2005 5:48:40 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Do you support the actions of the slugs who have become billionaires, butchering babies????


580 posted on 12/06/2005 5:51:48 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell
I guess your non answer means that you DO support Eric Rudolph. You are a disgrace to the conservative movement, and to your alleged Christian values.
581 posted on 12/06/2005 5:54:56 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Petronski
"What are you? Ten years old?"

I'd say he's not the only one, re-read the exchanges from post 570 onward.

582 posted on 12/06/2005 5:55:16 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Senator Bedfellow

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, she’ll 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'.


583 posted on 12/06/2005 5:56:47 PM PST by ml1954 (NOT the disruptive troll seen frequently on CREVO threads)
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To: Tench_Coxe
Dr. Lazarus: "Could those be the miners?"
Tech Sargent Chen: " Yeah, they're like 3 years old"
Dr. Lazarus: " No, MINERS, not minors!"
584 posted on 12/06/2005 5:57:01 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

Next question: who let him in here?


585 posted on 12/06/2005 5:57:05 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
*shrugs*

"Candygram"

586 posted on 12/06/2005 6:00:03 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

I know where he can find a whole posse of clowns as juvenile as he is.


587 posted on 12/06/2005 6:01:30 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

The entire thread is a severe embarrassment to FR.


588 posted on 12/06/2005 6:06:35 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski
"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.

589 posted on 12/06/2005 6:10:40 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Petronski

Careful - illiterate clowns are on patrol tonight :)


590 posted on 12/06/2005 6:14:44 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

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.


591 posted on 12/06/2005 6:17:43 PM 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: F.J. Mitchell

"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?


592 posted on 12/06/2005 6:19:58 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman ("There is a grandeur in this view of life...")
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To: Petronski

Nine why? Am I too old to be talking to you?


593 posted on 12/06/2005 6:20:05 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

C'mon men, last call. Drink up.

Let the lady finger her guitar and the Senator bed whatever fellows he likes.


594 posted on 12/06/2005 6:20:42 PM PST by Portagean
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To: Portagean
You registered to post that?

Not exactly an auspicious beginning, but whatever...

595 posted on 12/06/2005 6:21:51 PM PST by Senator Bedfellow (Sneering condescension.)
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To: Senator Bedfellow; Petronski

Do you two Bedfellows?


596 posted on 12/06/2005 6:22:40 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Just answer the question. How many abortionists have YOU killed? If that answer is "zero," why do you expect others to do YOUR dirty work for you?

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.

597 posted on 12/06/2005 6:22:45 PM PST by kimosabe31
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To: Boazo

Grammar good. You try grammar. You like.


598 posted on 12/06/2005 6:23:40 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: CarolinaGuitarman

Do you support the crud he was attempting to remove?


599 posted on 12/06/2005 6:24:19 PM 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: Petronski
The entire thread is a severe embarrassment to FR. It wasn't until you gayfellow chimed in!
600 posted on 12/06/2005 6:25:17 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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