I feel like posting something a bit quirky - I had a family get together - and SOMEHOW the topic of cannibalism came up.
Then it progressed into 'Is cannibalism morally acceptable' , etc.
Some of my family members were utterly shocked when I said I thought it was perfectly fine if the member a tribe for instance is already dead - and the eating of the body is done as either a ritual - or a way to get some good grub. I can see how eating a deceased tribe member could potentially increase the well being of the tribe. It provides food , first and foremost. It is also a way to honor the dead.
My brother went as far as to say he would actually partake if he went to visit one of these cultures out of sheer curiosity. My family was even more shocked, and ended the conversation. But he was dead serious. (Pun intended.)
So two questions.
1.) Is cannibalism acceptable?
2.) Would you partake if you ever happened to visit one of these cultures? (I'm not talking about a life or death situation ... like a ritual feast perhaps?)
My answer to 1.) is listed above.
My answer to 2.) Is ............. Yeah. I probably would. I'm curious.