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I believe that for the most part the idea of cannibalism is abhorrent for one of only a couple of reasons. One is the idea of the cannibal murdering people in order to sate his or her hunger, the second is the idea that my eating a corpse you are not paying proper respect to the family of the deceased, or not paying proper respect to the memory of the deceased. There is also this thought that people like to believe that in some way we are above animals in some sort of capacity (in that we have souls were as animals don't, or that we are on a higher level of consciousness and our decisions can affect the world as a whole). And by eating humans as we do with certain kinds of animals we are robbing our selves of that significance. There are even several religions that believe that the corpse staying intact is important for its afterlife.
The thing is that if none of these is true in the setting in which you are playing or they are sidestepped by some other extraneous factor, then the plain old eating of a dead persons corpse is not evil.
I've played in a game where the party was forced to deal with a situation where the food had run out and a party member had died. Others would have died if we couldn't have found nourishment, and we had to lug around the dead players body if we were to have any hope of raising him. Well. We saved the bones and he got raised. But we didn't go hungry. *shrugs*
Just my two cents.