By which I mean Political Correctness, not personal computer.
A professor of religious studies was beaten after making comments deemed insulting to Christianity.
He has also, as a result, resigned as chair of the religious studies department of the University of Kansas, and withdrawn a course he was going to teach on creationism and intelligent design.
For now at least, is seems the terrorists have won.
it's becoming a sick, sick world.
Um... Hm. Once incident and suddenly the Christians, victims of political correctness, not control it? Nevermind the fact that these wack-jobs could hardly be considered christian.
I would have to agree with the basic idea of the post, but I don't think terrorist describes them. That goes a little too far. I believe ignorant, non open-minded people will do.
Oh yeah. And this guy who hates Christians must be telling the truth, I mean, why would he lie? "These Christians, just meanies. They beat me up!"
Sorry, we're not the assholes you wish we were.
"On Monday, Mirecki was treated at a Lawrence hospital for head injuries after he said he was beaten by two men on a country road. He said the men referred to the creationism course. Law enforcement officials were investigating."
Clearly beating him up was unBiblical. what ever happened to love your enemy and turn the other cheek? i don't recall ever reading "beat up anyone who says otherwise".
sad that the acts of a few will reflect on so many.
It doesn't sound like this guy was a saint (NPI). He obviously harbored a bias against a specific religion, even refering to said people in a derisive and contemptuous manner. Those who attacked him are not representative of Christ and His principles, and they may be closed minded. However, it sounds to me like the good Prof was pretty closed minded himself. I mean, a religion professor who ridicules a tenet to which all major world religions subscribe in one form or another?
The real challenge for Christians in the 21st century is to maintain our humility and trust in Christ. It's easy to become frustrated at the constant assault upon our faith, as evidenced in the recent "Happy Holidays" secularization movement. Regardless, there is no excuse for resorting to violence.
I certainly hope the man is not lying. It does sound a little Tawana Brawley-ish, though. ("Uh...these two guys...out on a country road...they knew who I was and they beat me up! And they mentioned my ID class...yeah!") I'm not tyring to be flippant about a man who was, apparently, assaulted...just pointing out that, based on the sparse info from the news story, it sounds a bit questionable.
However, it sounds to me like the good Prof was pretty closed minded himself.
And that justifies beating him up?
"And that justifies beating him up?"
Never, but to say those who beat him up represent Christianity is akin to saying Pat Robertson represents Christianity. They may have been Christians (very, very mislead Christians), but not a single Christian friend of mine (that I know of) would ever do such a thing. All the Christian I know are gentle people...
Pat Robertson represents Christianity
Many self-styled Christians say that he does, and a fair number of them even back up that claim with their pocketbooks. Who am I to argue?
And that justifies beating him up?
I don't believe I said that, nor even implied that. You should be careful to avoid letting your biases dictate your inferences. If you had bothered to read my entire entry, you'd have read this line:
Regardless, there is no excuse for resorting to violence.
What part of that sentence is unclear?
"Who am I to argue?"
And many do not. I only want to point out that it's not so easy to categorize Christians.
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