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.
Grammar? Let's not start off too fast - get the lad a spell-checker to start with.
You should read the Christ's Parable of the Weeds before contemplating murder.
Seems you've tryed it tell your bowlegged!
What the hell language is that? Form a sentence please.
Petronski,You used to be alright,What happened? The newbie is
a douche bag pure and simple,and I'll leave it at that.
I don't like your graphic at 92. I don't know the n00b, I only know the graphic at 92 is beneath us IMHO. I'll leave it at that.
The man staged this whole thing. No one beat him up. The state police need to investigate it on the basis that it was a false report.
How is that funny?
How do you spell Christianized without an 'H?'
And I will take "your" comment as an affirmative. You do support the actions of the mass murderers, grown filthy rich from their crimes that Rudolph, took them to task over.
If respecting a person who sacrificed the rest of his young life for his actions against mass murderers, makes me a sociopath-it will be interesting indeed to hear what diagnosis defending the mass murderers, merits for my accuser.
"And I will take "your" comment as an affirmative."
You would be mistaken. I am against abortion.
"If respecting a person who sacrificed the rest of his young life for his actions against mass murderers, makes me a sociopath-it will be interesting indeed to hear what diagnosis defending the mass murderers, merits for my accuser."
Yes, you are a sociopath for defending the terrorist actions of Eric Rudolph.
Thank you, then I will wear the title, "Sociopath" with pride.
"Thank you, then I will wear the title, "Sociopath" with pride."
Okay. I will allow you the last slur.
How do you spell octogenarian with an a?
Let me clarify my statement meant as /sarc. One can open their mouth and say whatever they want to say. They have the right in this country to do so, but beware, whatever one says can have unexpected consequences that one did not anticipate nor can one control.
And you're okay with that? Really? Fists as a response to speech?
It has nothing to do with having the rights to free speech. It has everthing to do with basic human interaction, ergo, my original statement was intended to point out the irony that you have rights of free speech, but if some other person gets offended by what you said, then you may pay in the end by receiving an unexpected result from voicing your free speech. You can choose your actions, but you cannot choose the consequences. That's all.
And the thug would be wrong, and he ought to spend a great deal of time behind bars.
Free speech means nothing if you think violence is an acceptable response to speech you don't like.
That kind of "free speech" isn't. It's sick. It's thuggery, and it has no place in a free society.
Moderate Fundie placemarker
I'm sorry. Were you trying to illustrate a non-sequitur?
Couple of differences here, though.
In the case of Muslim terrorists, they are picking random civilians--to KILL. And solely for not being Muslim. And then they post videos of the murder (sawing off of heads, anyone?) on the internet for the hapless victim's family to see. Or pin Muslim screeds to the victim's chest with the knife used to kill him.
And then they publically take credit.
In this case, you have a guy who was publically bragging about humiliating a certain subset of Christians.
Then he shows up with some wounds, a vague description, and alleging that Christians beat him up. This is of not much evidentiary value either way: there is a track record of all sorts of people from all different walks of life, faking assaults and attacks. No particular slur on Darwinists. But on the other hand, someone who has just been roughed up might not have known in advance what was coming, in order to pay especial attention to the make of the pickup truck, etc. So as far as that goes, it's a wash.
And in the meantime, you might note that if he WAS beat up, the perps did not videotape the beating, and did not issue public statements about "Dembski akhbar" or what ever.
Try a more reasoned approach rather than napalm--the thread will be a lot more civilized.
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