The University of Kansas made a good move today in canceling the intelligent design class scheduled to be taught by religion department chairman Paul Mirecki. The professor and the course lost credibility with the release of an e-mail in which he mocked fundamentalists and said the class was “a nice slap in their big fat face.”
On Wednesday, conservative activist John Altevogt released several other anti-Christian and unprofessional e-mails allegedly written by Mirecki that were sent to the Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics, a KU student organization that he advises. Some of the e-mails disparage Catholics and the pope. Altevogt also has one e-mail dated April 26, 2005, that he says undermines Mirecki’s claim about being shocked — shocked! — about who was reading his e-mails:
“And whoever is the ‘FUNDY MOLE’ listening in to these emails, I have one comment for you and it rhymes with ‘suck you.’ Cheers fellow freakoids, Evil Dr. P.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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