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belief begat violence

2005-12-08 15:45:59.686251+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Over in the belief versus understanding thread I was looking for common ground so that I could gain some insight into the psyche of some people that I respect who hold core tenets different from my own.

This is not that thread: Professor who proposed Intelligent Design class as a study of mythology rather than biology beaten:

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.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-08 16:22:39.148558+00 by: meuon

A caving buddy of mine (Devout Practicing Adventist), has a great bumper sticker:

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

Unfortunately, many "Christians" have a list... - but that could have been a GREAT class.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-08 16:26:00.395467+00 by: petronius

The two guys beat the professor so badly he had to drive himself to the hospital. I will feel more outrage over the affair when the cops actually catch a real suspect, or turn up some fingerprints or something. Right now the only evidence seems to be that one assailent wore a red baseball cap, which narrows the list considerably.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-08 16:42:58.360328+00 by: Dan Lyke

Petronious: I did have a moment of "Tawana Brawley?", but my gut feel says no.

I think it could have been a great class. I'm sorry that said professor set himself up for cancelling the class by doing the flame-baiting on those message boards or email or wherever he did it. I'd even do an hour or two lecture of the overview of the arguments because, frankly, I've only seen the wackiest of the "Intelligent Design" proposals, and I'm sure that there's something out there that makes more sense than what I've seen.