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12/07/2005: Speaking of those ‘Abuses’ likely to occur without having Christian Values….

I had read about this new Intelligent Design class offering from the Un. of Kansas a while back, and remarked to my hubby that this was about as good an idea to offer the *appropriate* place for a discussion of the Intelligent Design concepts in the realm of the humanities and world religions.

I was actually expecting to see more of this type of approach from Universities and schools. This is a better way to try teaching I.D. (if at all) than putting it in a science classroom. [Sorry, I.D. ya just are NOT Science.]

But then, a few days ago, this was all the news from Kansas:

”The University of Kansas withdrew its course on intelligent design Thursday, but it failed to satisfy critics who say e-mails from the class professor show him to be anti-religious.

The course was pulled from the spring semester at the request of Paul Mirecki, head of the university’s Religious Studies Department, who proposed the course and was to teach it.

Mirecki came under fire last week after e-mails he sent to an Internet discussion site for student atheists were publicized.

Thursday’s decision to pull the class came after more e-mails surfaced this week. In the latest e-mails, Mirecki repeatedly criticized fundamentalist Christians and Jews and mocked Catholicism. He urged students to aggressively take on proselytizers. He also made references to attending students’ parties and often referred to himself as “Evil Dr. P.”…”

Well, Mr. Mirecki was not very *politic* in his approach to this class or to the e-mails he sent on this topic. But hardly justifying the physical beating he received from a couple of these “Christian Values” folks.

The Ironic Times has provided this handy pie chart…

southchart (5k image)

…which, even if Kansas isn’t really technically qualified as a *Southern State,* seems to fittingly describe “What’s Wrong With Kansas” on the nose.

[Though, I fully expect to get beaten senseless by a few Christian Kansans the next time I drive into their State - just for mentioning this…]

Karen on 12.07.05 @ 07:34 AM CST

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