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.
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????
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