I just got out of a meeting with a missionary who has been working in Papua New Guinea. Now for those of you who don’t know, Papua New Guinea is one of the last places on earth where cannibalism was frequently practiced (heck, even up until 10-15 years ago). So this missionary tells me this story:
He was having a group meeting of some parishioners, and at one point asked the people, just out of curiosity, how many had tasted human flesh. They were nervous about answering, because nowadays cannibalism is illegal in that country. So he reassured them he wasn’t interested in having anyone go to jail, and a few older people put up their hands.
“And what part of the human body is the tastiest?” he asked.
The answer: “Ladies thighs”.
So the next day he made sure to tell the nuns not to go and visit certain villages.
The things you learn in this job!