Curtis Pride wrote: Matthias wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:necrophelia seems like a victimless crime to me
The victims are:
1) The corpse. Everyone should be entitled to a modicrum of respect once they're deceased.
2) The corpse's family. If it was ever revealed or discovered that someone was desecrating the corpse of someone you love, it would inflict immense emotional anguish.
3) Society as a whole. Again, society teaches to pay a proper respect for the dead. Actions taken to violate that precept damage society's authority and society's attempt to culture a value into it.
Now, if you living on an island of 2 people and the other guy dies after saying he didn't care what happened after he died, then I guess I would say if that's your thing, then I don't see the harm. But under any realistic scenario or situation, I see some clear victims with necrophilia.
Nah, victimless. No reason to pay respect for the dead. They are dead, they aren't people anymore. Pay respect to the living, sure - which is why I'm not talking about publicly televised fornication with corpses where the familes are force to watch.
This "respect for the dead" bunk is the reason why there are so many people dying of liver, kidney, and lung failure in this country. People actually think there is some honor to a corpse that they don't want to sign up for organ donation and families don't want bodies of their loved ones cut up because they think it's somehow desecrating their loved ones. My body is a piece of meat. Once my my synapses stop firing and my heart stops beating, then anyone who wants my body for any purpose is free to have it - I don't care how disgusting it is. In fact, I'd love to sell my body to a necrophelia group so I can get good money for it before I die.
I'm with you 100%. If it was legal, instead of donating my body to science, I'd donate (or sell) it between necrophilia and cannibalism groups. Let the cannibals have the prime cuts, and give the necrophiliacs the rest.
To be clear, I don't think people should be allowed to, say, storm funerals and have sex with the corpse in front of the mourning family, but I do think if there's someone who wants to use a body for a purpose like that, and there's someone else who wants their body to be used for it, there shouldn't be a problem with it. And even though I think most people's reverence for corpses is ridiculous, if the deceased didn't leave instructions on what to do with the body, the family's wishes should be adhered to.