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.
Looks like a phony story to me. They beat him up with a metal object but he's out with just a few bruises? Sounds like Susan Smith and the mythical black carjacker. I'd love to see some hospital photos of the injuries. Sounds self-inflicted.
One of the posters on this thread is now sitting in a dark room feverishly collecting posts. Oddly enough, this same character went on defending the guy's right to be rude and abusive. Probably more out of unspoken agreement with Mirecki's sentiments.
I responded, much in the same manner as you mentioned in your post--that schmucks like Mirecki make these comments in a 'safe' environment, and they wouldn't dare say the same in a back alley or other less hospitable environments. If the story is true, then it bothers me, since Mirecki comes awfully close to uttering 'fighting words'. I can't say that I necessarily feel sympathy for the guy, but then again, it is regretful that society is coming to this--after all, the last acceptable bigotry seems to be slamming Christians, and it seems some are running out of cheeks to turn.
sounds like a phoney...
He got "sore spots?"
Ewwww, dontcha hate when that happens?
Does this put him in the running for a...DARWIN award?
(Ducks for exit, donning asbestos.)
Full Disclosure: Yes I KNOW what the Darwin really is. But I've gotta stretch a point for a pun like this.
Cheers, and G'night!
Who is the woman? She looks like someone I used to know.
ummmmm...yeah. Not even remotely believable.
I dunno--did the article say he turned the other cheek? ;-)
Let alone folks who make fun of other folks for "quote mining" only to do it themselves.
Some of these folks could use some better control, though. Not that I ever go over the top, of course. Who, me?
Yeah, doesn't pass the smell test. The timing is way too convenient.
15 minutes thang. This prof learned the joys of fame from AH's like cindy sh@@head.
Hopefully this turd is outed as a fraud and his "paid for beat down" leaves some indelible marks anyway. LOL!!
The Kansas Police need to be checking the whereabouts of Fred Phelps.
I'm not buying this for a minute....the left fakes way too many things for me to accept this as genuine.
A pickup, white males, etc.....far too convenient. Reminds me of that black female professor who trashed her own car and claimed some racist whites did it to her. CBS faked quite a few things, now this?
Do they think we are totally ignorant like their followers?