11th August 05:17
Cannibles' Descendents Repent for Eating Missionary
Yes kids, its true. It seems some of the poorer residents of Fiji
are blaming their ancestors' taking some missionaries out for
dinner, with the missionaries being the main course, for their
current troubles. Here's the start of the article:
Villagers in a remote Fijian community staged an elaborate
ceremony of apology Thursday for the relatives of a British
missionary killed and eaten here 136 years ago.
The Rev. Thomas Baker and eight Fijian followers were killed
and devoured by cannibals in 1867 in the village of
Nabutautau, high in the hills of the South Pacific island of
Viti Levu. Residents say their community has been cursed ever
In a mixture of ancient pagan and modern Christian rites, the
villagers have staged a series of ceremonies hoping to erase
the misfortunes they believe have kept them poor.
for the full details.
The article did not state the ***ual orientation of the cannibles,
their descendents, nor the missionary or other "guests" at the
banquet. We can guess what the right wing thinks, however.