Thursday, December 16, 2010

A philosophical question about cannibalism

Is cannibalism the ultimate expression of misanthropy, or is it the ultimate sign of respect?

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  1. Depends on the culture. The Atezs would eat the enemies bodies to receive "blessings" from the gods after the body had been sacrificed as we all know, by having the heart beating heart ripped out, then body rolled down the altars steps.

    Perhaps it is a power thing? I ate you so ha ha I win and you suck. I seriously do not "get" the brutality of humanity and yet I can write it with ease. What does that say about me?

    Questions questions...

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  2. This doesn't answer your question but being someone else's lunch is a real bad way to go.

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  3. I'm fascinated by the subject of cannibalism and I'm not sure why. I guess it has something to do with the old dividing line between what's human and what's animal, etc. So many animals will just walk up to a splotch of roadkill and, regardless of what it is, start eating it. Humans seem to be especially snooty when it comes to what we'll eat.

    As for the Aztecs, I bet they wish they had gotten Cortes on their dinner plate before he put them in the graveyard!

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