Warning: overconsumption of human flesh can cause weight loss, career failure
Details of a purported Brazilian cannibal gang that allegedly murdered at least five women before eating their flesh – and in some cases selling it in the form of meat pastries – have shaken the country…
In the video Isabel Cristina da Silva, 51, said she and her husband and his 25-year-old girlfriend had eaten 10 kilograms of human flesh over the course of five days in the city of Garanhuns…
The procedure was part of a purification ritual for a sect to which they belonged, identified as Cartel.
Actually they’re not all that young and they don’t look too fine — probably ‘Brazilian whacks’ would be more descriptive.
From PZ Myers’ blog, a translation of the suicide note:
First of all you should know that the impure can’t touch me without gloves, only the chaste or the the ones that lost their chastity after their marriages and haven’t been adulterous may touch me with no gloves, i.e., no fornicator or adulterer may have direct contact with me, nor anything impure touch my blood, no impure may have direct contact with a virgin without permission, those that take care of my burial should take off all my clothes, bathe me, dry me and wrap me while totally naked in a white cloth which is in this building, in a bag I left in the first room of the first floor, after wrapping me in this cloth you may put me in my coffin. If possible, I’d like to be buried next to the grave where my mother sleeps, my mother is called Dicéa Menezes de Oliveira and is buried in the Murundu cemetery. I need the visit of a faithful follower of God in my tomb at least once, I need him to pray in front of it asking for God’s forgiveness for what I did asking that when Jesus comes he will wake me up from the sleep of death to life.
Clearly he was crazy: but if he had recognised his own craziness and not mistaken it for religious enthusiasm, perhaps he might have been cured.
Now twelve children are dead.
The cleric, identified only by his initials MMS, is “a person compulsively attached to sex with adolescents”, the judge overseeing the case, Alexandre Abrahao Teixeira, said in his decision to issue a preventive detention order on Friday.
‘Compulsively attached to’ = legal-speak for ‘really enjoys’. But let’s not miss the point: what consenting adults do is fine as long as they don’t stand up in church and condemn it for other people afterwards.
But why the hell should an 82-year-old still have to work anyway? The recruitment crisis in the Catholic church must be worse than I thought.