Skip to comments.Italian group claims to debunk Shroud of Turin
Posted on 10/05/2009 6:17:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday
The shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping out of nailed hands and feet, and believers say Christ's image was recorded on the linen fibers at the time of his resurrection.
Scientists have reproduced the shroud using materials and methods that were available in the 14th century, the Italian Committee for Checking Claims on the Paranormal said.
The group said in a statement this is further evidence the shroud is a medieval forgery. In 1988, scientists used radiocarbon dating to determine it was made in the 13th or 14th century......
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I saw a show on TV once where one of these Italian guys reproduced the shroud by putting a cloth on a bronze bust and then throwing it in a pizza oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I kid you not. Didn’t look nothing like the shroud but it probably smelled good while it was cooking.
That image on the shroud doesn't look too marred to me. If it was truly the image of Jesus, then you shouldn't be able to recognize it as human.
From the article...”The research was funded by the debunking group and by an Italian organization of atheists and agnostics, he said.”
Ulterior motive of this effort is of course to counter any claims that this shroud actually shows the “image” of Jesus Christ which might possibly have been caused during the resurrection “process”.....
Not that the Shroud of Turin is the reason for any Christian’s faith in Jesus Christ.
It certainly is not mine.
However, it is not beyond the scope of rational thinking to consider that the image on the shroud might actually have been formed during Christ’s resurrection which occurred in a way and through a process that none of us can comprehend.
Leave it to the Atheists and Agnostics, however, to be so disturbed by something/someone they allegedly don’t believe in to go on the attack and fund some group who want to prove the Shroud was/is a fake....
If Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead, dear Atheists, then there is no need for you to do anything. You have no need to go on the “attack” against something which you cannot prove to be untrue....no matter whether the Shroud is real or, as you so hope is true, a fake.
If on the other hand, Jesus Christ DID rise from the dead, ascended into heaven, from where He will come to JUDGE the quick and the dead....then you have a great deal to be concerned about.
I would suggest that is exactly what this is all about.
I think the Shroud is kind of cool, in a weird way.
But, these things bother me:
I thought first-century Jews were interred after the mourners wrapped the body in mummy-like strips and coated or even piled it high with spices. And also, the Gospels talk about a separate head cloth.
Finally, I think the figure in the Shroud looks just too Anglo — tall and lanky — to be Mediterranean.
The group said in a statement this is further evidence the shroud is a medieval forgery. In 1988, scientists used radiocarbon dating on a non-representative, patched corner of the Shroud, in violation of previously agreed-upon protocols to grasp at straws for a way to putatitvely determine it was made in the 13th or 14th century ,while neglecting other features of the sample tested, including fabric content and weave pattern, and forgetting about the presence of pollen on the Shroud found only in the area the historical Jesus lived in, and which is released in the Spring, around the time of year the actual crucifixion took place.
A major circle-jerk was scheduled to give militant atheists a break from their preoccupation with auto-fellation.
There, all fixed.
Good job but it could have been done by a medieval debunker.
It’s an old saw by now, but I’ll say it again anyhow.
Whether or not the Turin shroud image represents a genuine supernatural event, we would all do well to remember to revere and put our trust for needed eternal salvation in the Savior, recorded for all posterity in the Bible, that many say the Shroud depicts.
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