Tuesday, December 06, 2005


From the Wichita Eagle:

A professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he sent e-mails deriding Christian conservatives was hospitalized Monday after what appeared to be a roadside beating.

University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said that the two men who beat him made references to the class that was to be offered for the first time this spring.

Originally called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies," the course was canceled last week at Mirecki's request.

In the story, it talks about the professor's e-mails deriding religious fundamentalists, and yeah, he probably shouldn't have done that, but what happened to him is just insanity veiled in religion. You know, I've always been more favorable to the New Testament "do unto others as you wish for others to do unto you" concept than the throwing stones...or beating people with metal pipe ideal.

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