|Uruguayan Air Force flight 571|
Guys, please spare some time to read this and share your comment. I had a debate over this all afternoon with some comrades.
This is about the crash of the Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 in 1972. You can get a full article about it on this clicking here
But I would give a summary nonetheless and highlight the bone of contention.
The aircraft had 45 souls on board, 40 passengers and 5 crew members, it was conveying members of a rugby union team and their relatives, thus almost everyone aboard were friends. The aircraft crashed on a mountainous area at a high altitude which implied a lot of snow. The aircraft like the snow was white making rescue missions futile since the rescue teams couldn't detect the crash and it's survivors from the normal snow-white environment. Food was scares and the little amount of food on the aircraft was soon consumed. The condition of the terrain meant no animals or plants could survive on it to allow hunting or gathering of any edible plant parts. Starving, the survivors ate the leather from seats of the aircraft and other unpalatable, unhealthy parts of the aircraft though aware the chemicals in those inedible materials they ingested were potentially harmful to their bodies. To get water, the survivors devised a means to melts snow though amid temperatures below zero degree Celsius. When eating leather was no more possible, the team of mostly Christian humans began to feed on their dead friends and relatives for energy and to satisfy the course of survival. Even the most ardent Christians among them couldn't bear it once hunger took then from ground state into energy levels too close to infinity. Well at last they were rescued having been kept alive by being cannibals, feeding on their own friends.
Now the bone of contention is, was it wrong both from human standpoint and divine standpoint to eat the carcass of the dead relatives and friends?
Personally, if I were in that aircraft and ailing close to death, I would encourage my colleagues to eat me for their well being. This enforces my idea that everything is good and evil is good mutated, that is evil is good abused. Cannibalism to me isn't a sin unless abused, murder isn't a sin unless abused. Infact, capital punishment is accepted murder, even God used capital punishment on many people in the Bible. What do you think guys?