In the past, and possibly in a few small areas in the present, cannibalism has been a part of certain cultures. Often important leaders were consumed in order to absorb their great qualities or enemies were consumed either to consume a worthy foe's abilities or to anhialate their soul. What I am wondering is how we feel about cannibalism now (besides kinda grossed out).
Is cannibalism, by itself, a sin or crime against nature? Assuming that the person died a natural death. If you think it is "ok" under the right circumstances is that because it is a forgivable "sin" or because it isn't really a sin?
Answer by IhartU at 10:05 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by EireLass at 10:06 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
LOL considering that I hardly eat anything that is considered "normal", I am definitely NOT going to eat human flesh.
Answer by beeky at 10:14 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
It doesn't gross me out or anything. I have always kinda been fascinated by it. There are very very few if any actual tribes left where it's still taking place... Mainly because as far as we know there are no more "hidden" tribes and the ones we know of, we have gone in and "taught better." But I see it like this, if it's part of their culture and therefore their religion I see nothing wrong with it. We in the "civilized" world look down on people like that as barbaric and disgusting, but why? Cause they aren't like us? I guess I see it the way I see some of the things in our culture, if it's something you are born with and ou have this understanding of, it's normal. If however if you are eating people for fun, that's different. Daumier was not someone I want my kids looking to as a hero.
Answer by SWasson at 10:27 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by patchoulimom at 10:29 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 11:11 AM on Aug. 29, 2009
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