Skip to comments.Religious studies professor slurs Christians, Jews
Posted on 12/01/2005 7:24:47 AM PST by Lobbyist
The Harvard-educated Paul Mirecki serves as the head of the Religious Studies Department at Kansas University at least for the time being. By the time a KU administrator finishes reading this article much of the information revealed here for the first time Mirecki's job may be in jeopardy. If he continues in his post, it will be further proof of the double standard that universities maintain when it comes to the question of "hate speech."
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I think you were the guy disingenuously claiming that you didn't think this professor's course offering was intended as an insult.
You refused to admit what was obvious to all (anc certainly to you).
Well, here is confirmation from the professor's own mouth that his course was intended as an insult, not a serious academic offering.
"The majority of my colleagues here in the dept [sic] are agnostics or atheists, or they just don't care," wrote Mirecki to a discussion group on April 18, 2004. "If any of them are theists, it hasn't been obvious to me in the 15 years I've been here." He added, "As I often tell my students in the first day of class, 'If anyone gets converted in this class, its not my fault!'" Indeed, if Mirecki's e-mails are a clue, his classes were more likely to strip a student of his faith.
The joys of higher education.
So the educators are the gods of knowledge, it is a very very old religion.
And as to Jews, on Jan. 15, 2003, when a student mocks "the Zionists who want to rebuild the temple and sacrifice red heifers; the joy of fundamentalism," Mirecki affirms him with a "Yeah."
Altevogt argues that having Mirecki chair Kansas University's Religious Studies Department would be like having David Duke chair one on African-American studies. It remains to be seen whether the KU administration agrees.
Not surprising at all, but still sickening.
This prof is just another "happy" atheist...
I think I saw you robbing a bank.
Ah, the comments of some on here go to show how fractuous conservatism really is.
Cutesy and misdirectinmg as usual.
Don't worry, I'll find the thread and your corroborating post in a little bit.
This guy sounds like a real piece of work, though. Maybe he should be teaching something OTHER than religious studies, since he doesn't appear to take his work seriously . . .
It's amazing how fearful atheists are of God and the Bible. If it's just a fairy story like Harry Potter or the Legend of King Arthur or the Greek mythologies then why such an intense desire to refute it? What are they so afraid of? Surely not God!
Quite true, though I sometimes wonder about the credentials of some, since they take the liberal stance on key issues.
ID advocates have testified under oath that ID is not based on or affiliated with any religion.
Mocking ID is not mocking religion.
It may, however, be mocking people who think ID can be used to bring religion into the science classroom.
Somebody has to get Hannity talking about this.
In some cases, it's not just fear, but pure hatred.
I have no problem with the course. However, the prof. seems to be an immature a$$hole - I share his frustration with fundamentalists, but why would you act it out in such a manner on a listserv? In response to fundamentalist encroachments, I too taught a seminar course a couple of years back. It was called The chemical basis of evolution, and it was a serious science course, where students learned to do molecular cladistics and verify for themselves the common descent of organisms, as well as examine various theories of abiogenesis. Half the class dropped after the first meeting, when they found they'd actually have to learn some science.
In other words, I have no problem with teaching a course in response to current events, even a course with a strong point of view. I have no problem with the guy expressing his view of fundamentalists on an internet listserv. But I take my teaching way too seriously to brag about how my course was an effort, in effect, to 'stick it to the fundies'.
Now is that too complicated an opinion for you?
Kinda like putting a nazi in charge of jewish history.
Or an IDer teaching biology.
Are you on the side of the poison IVY league professor???
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