To: Kitten Festival
The last cannibals were converted to Christianity in the 70's. There's a saying: the whore is closer to God than the theologian.
posted on 12/28/2004 7:34:22 PM PST
(Love is a person, not an emotion.)
Cannibalism continues to this day in some parts of the Congo. Perpetually famished North Koreans sometimes eat their own dead for sustenance. And I believe that there remain some cannibals in very remote highlands on the island of New Guinea, but they may have converted in the past decade or so. Most cannibals today, insofar as I can tell, only eat the corpses of the deceased as an alternative to burial; they do not kill people for the purpose of eating them.
But the people mentioned in this article are almost certainly NOT cannibals. Cannibalism is fairly rare in part because consumption of infected flesh presents and easy conduit for the transfer of disease. A cannibalistic tribe in Indonesia was dying rapidly in the past century because of a rogue prion (Crutzefelt-Jacob disease?) transferred by consumption of infected flesh.
posted on 12/28/2004 7:46:13 PM PST
(Four more years! Liberals, learn: whiners are losers every time.)
Oh, you can find live cannibals even on Borneo, the Dayaks show up every couple years and eat their Madurese neighbors, frying up their faces and arms and hands in local marketplaces, and motorcycling their heads around on pikes in the tract housing developments.
Nominally, these Dayaks are Christian, but it's tough on them and in the end, they always backslide into the old ways every couple years. You can take the Christian out of the cannibal but you can't take the cannibal out of the Christian.
posted on 12/28/2004 8:24:26 PM PST
by Kitten Festival
(The Thug of Caracas has got to go.)
posted on 12/28/2004 8:50:10 PM PST
(HAVING A FORM of GODLINESS but DENYING IT'S POWER. I TIM 3:5)
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