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>Cannibalism and historical revisionism

>Paul Moon is a professor of history whose interests include the history of the Maori people in New Zealand. His recent research is about cannibalism within previous Maori culture which he documents in his book This Horrid Practice. Unfortunately this has not passed the politically correct test. A complaint went to the (New Zealand) Human Rights Commission, the Commission suggested mediation!

An academic warned him he was putting his career in jeopardy and another professor labelled Moon as “brave” for publishing this research, going on to condemn his work without reviewing it. Moon’s response:

…why should an historian have to be “brave” when choosing to write about a topic, and what does this comment say about the state of academic freedom in this country?

The fact is cannibalism has been well documented in many cultures around the world including the South Pacific. Both Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya; Solomon Islands, which was known as the Cannibal Isles; Marquesas Islands; and Fiji.

Scripture is not afraid to mention these matters though it does not condone them. During a siege 2 Israelite women made a murderous and cannibalistic pact (2 Kings 6).

Ideology drives research to an extent, it determines the types of questions that are asked. But unfortunately some people appear to let their ideology drive their conclusions. While it is reasonable to be suspicious of questionable conclusions and request further proof, to predetermine the conclusions that match your philosophy by manipulating data or forbidding (amoral) research which may oppose your worldview means that one will never come to an understand of the truth. One may even defend lying for the greater agenda.

Conclusions will often be understood within the underlying paradigm. Logically valid reasoning will not override bad premises. But it may call into question one’s premises. The desire should be for truth; if the truth contradicts your belief it means that your belief does not correspond to reality. Worldviews should be both internally consistent and correspond to reality.

  1. michael
    2008 October 5 at 17:31

    Listen, lay to rest any doubt about it!
    I was in Washington D.C. several years ago staying with friends and appearing at meetings in the Halls of Congress and visiting friends inside the White House.
    While there another friend showed up at my host’s house with photos and documents he was preparing with his report to a Senate Sub-committee on cannibalism in Haiti.
    The photos he took were in color and very gruesome of a Christian Pastor being martyred, burned in the middle of the streets of Port A’Prince with a “collar” and then people in their frenze began cutting off pieces of his flesh and eating it openly as they danced and sang ghoolish songs over his dead body!
    Make no mistake, this entire world is under seige by demonic forces of wickedness and evil.
    It is high time the Church rise up and reign in the Power of the One True God and Jesus and the Holy Ghost:::>
    Eph 3:8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
    Eph 3:9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,
    Eph 3:10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
    Eph 3:11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
    Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
    Eph 3:13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

  2. 2008 October 5 at 19:14

    I’d appreciate it if you’d checkout this new doctrinal blog: http://www.gracegate.org
    Thanks.

  3. 2008 October 6 at 08:21

    The problem with being under this left wing leadership for so long is that people don’t even know how far from reality political correctness has taken them. It has been encouraged at all levels – the manipulation of information and denial of reality that doesn’t suit – inconvenient truth to be ironic!

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