Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
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25-12-2013, 03:42 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
(25-12-2013 03:10 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  ...
Uh, since when in the fuck did God have a problem with cannibalism?
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No, no... gods are in favour of it.

Don't forget the whole Cafflik wafer thing.

Read it again...

"Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?"

The question is asking whether we are against cannibalism because we are not afraid of defying the gods.

But either way, it's a non sequitur.

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25-12-2013, 04:17 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
(24-12-2013 12:19 PM)Khalid Al Eisa Wrote:  This is actually a very tough question for me to ask cause I've offended people before asking the same question, but please bear with me. LOGICALLY speaking, assume the body was free from diseases, it wasn't the result of murder, and there are no laws that stop you from consuming human meat. It's either you cook it and eat it, or the body gets buried. Would it still be considered immoral to eat it? If so, then why?

Remember, state your answer in a LOGICAL manner. Saying that it's immoral because it's disgusting or gross is simply an expression of opinion, even if most people agree with that opinion, opinions should never be the law.

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@Dom: Human meat is as disgusting as beef or chicken, yet we still eat those because the way its prepared in a way that we can eat. If you put a live chicken in the sandwich in that picture, it would be just as gross. You're missing the point of the question. I even said that you cook it. Besides, the picture is of a person eating a live baby, so he basically is murdering him. I'm talking about someone who is already dead.

No, human meat is a lot more disgusting than other meats.

We evolved as omnivores, we do eat meat and it is part of our nature.

However, we also evolved with a deep rooted instinct to preserve our own species. So we are instinctually disgusted at the thought of eating one of our own. If we all started to eat each other, it would decimate the species.

We are not alone in this, many animal species will not eat each other.

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25-12-2013, 05:31 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
Meh.. i personally would just scavenge for other sources of food.
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25-12-2013, 07:22 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
Catholics are cannibals because they literally eat the body of Christ.
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25-12-2013, 10:42 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
Since I don't fear the imaginary beings in someone else's mind, what's my take on cannibalism ?

Cannibalism in the short term (crashed on frozen mountain top and must eat survivors to survive) is disgustingly acceptable when faced with your own death.
In the long term, it will promote the killing of people in order to procure that meat.

The act of eating meat in and of itself isn't harmful. It's the acts that proceed the eating of the meat that become immoral because of the harm it inflicts upon others

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25-12-2013, 10:56 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
In anthropology I heard of some group/tribe where the men were getting sick and/or dying. For some reason the women and children were fine, but not the men. It turns out the men of the tribe had the rights to devour the dead elders (possibly just brains, but maybe the entire body) in order to gain their intelligence/strength/whatever. From my very limited memory, consuming humans regularly has a high probability of physically causing some abnormality. I could be wrong or misinformed, but it might be something you want to look into if you are going to turn into Jeffrey Dahmer.

For me personally, I would probably starve to death before eating humans. I don't even like eating most other animals. What is stopping me? The golden rule maybe. Or respect. Also huge social stigma and shame beat into my morality on this topic my entire life.

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25-12-2013, 11:07 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
That's Kuru disease among the Fore tribe in Paupau New Guinea, Adrianime. You've got the basics right, but apparently it was the women and children who were affected the most, because the men got the choice cuts of meat and the rest went to the women and children, including the prion-infected brains. I posted a link to a WIKI reference to is somewhere earlier in this thread....

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25-12-2013, 11:11 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
Thanks Taqiyya Mockingbird! Yeah I didn't read every post in the thread, and my anthro class was like 8 years ago Big Grin. Haha.

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25-12-2013, 11:26 AM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
(25-12-2013 11:07 AM)Taqiyya Mockingbird Wrote:  That's Kuru disease among the Fore tribe in Paupau New Guinea, Adrianime. You've got the basics right, but apparently it was the women and children who were affected the most, because the men got the choice cuts of meat and the rest went to the women and children, including the prion-infected brains. I posted a link to a WIKI reference to is somewhere earlier in this thread....

Been a long time but I remember hearing that Humans were not a good nutrition source.

Anyway as to the asinine op question, most of what keeps us from cannibalism is cultural taboo. But most instances of Cannibalism are either lifeboat scenarios (like the events that inspired the movie Alive or the Donner Party event) or tied to religious rites (the aforementioned tribes that eat the dead to gain their power) under normal circumstances people generally would never consider eating another human. The practical reasons are obvious (disease transmission for one) and require no morality debate. So your god caveat is truly a red herring because the true question should be "Without a religious belief why would anyone resort to cannibalism in a non life or death situation?"

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25-12-2013, 01:55 PM
RE: Atheists, since you are not afraid of god, what is your view point on cannibalism?
(24-12-2013 12:19 PM)Khalid Al Eisa Wrote:  LOGICALLY speaking, assume the body was free from diseases, it wasn't the result of murder, and there are no laws that stop you from consuming human meat. It's either you cook it and eat it, or the body gets buried. Would it still be considered immoral to eat it? If so, then why?

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