Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What would Jesus do to us heathen Evolutionists?

Probably not beat the shit out of us on the side of the road. Unfortunately for Professor Paul Mirecki, a professor of Religious Studies who is highly critical of Christian Fundamentalists and creationism, some followers of Christ prefer talking with their fists. Professor Mirecki was hospitalized after receiving a roadside beating. Should we really be suprised though, he does teach at the University of Kansas.

Professor Mirecki had planned to teach a course titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism, and other Religious Mythologies". However, that didn't quite happen...

Last week, Mirecki asked the university to cancel the class after he created a furor by sending an e-mail to a student organization mocking Christian fundamentalists.

Mirecki had referred to religious conservatives as "fundies," and said a course describing intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face." He has apologized for those comments.

It is early in the investigation, and no suspects have been arrested. Maybe it is just one of those everyday roadside beatings in Kansas and has nothing to do with the Mirecki's controversial statements. However, Mirecki did say "I didn't know them, but I'm sure they knew me." Stay tuned for updates on this story.