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3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection (scientific evidence of resurrection?)
Worldnetdaily ^ | 04/02/2010

Posted on 04/02/2010 1:16:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection 'Jesus was more than just a spiritual event'

Ray Downing and John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who runs the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado (photo courtesy History Channel)

"People are not going to forget the face of Jesus this Easter," says Ray Downing, creator of the 3D computer technology that produced the "real face of Jesus" from the image of the crucified man in the Shroud of Turin. The image was seen in a highly watched History Channel special broadcast Tuesday. The program will be replayed Saturday night and Easter Sunday afternoon.

"Jesus was more than just a spiritual event," Downing said. "Studying the Shroud to produce the 3D face of Jesus, we encountered scientific evidence that the resurrection was a real physical event that happened in a moment of time 2,000 years ago."

In the two-hour documentary, Downing brought together science and religion by using cutting-edge computer technology to create a life-like image from the Shroud of Turin of the man millions have believed for centuries to be Jesus Christ.

The History Channel told WND the documentary was viewed by more than 2.2 million people, an 83 percent increase for the Tuesday 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time slot in which the documentary was first aired this week.

"The Shroud of Turin provides actual scientific proof that Jesus rose from the dead," Downing contended.

He said the shroud is encoded with a message undecipherable until the most recent advances of modern particle physics.

"Properly understood, the code contained in the Shroud of Turin records the moment of the resurrection," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: medievalfake; medievalforgery; medievalfraud; resurrection; shroud; shroudofturin
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Computer graphics artists use Shroud of Turin images to create 3-D figure of crucified man (photo courtesy History Channel)

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1 posted on 04/02/2010 1:16:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry, but a piece of cloth just will not prove Jesus’s resurrection. The most it could possibly prove is that a dead person was on it.

And I say this as a proud believer in the resurrection of Christ.


2 posted on 04/02/2010 1:21:10 PM PDT by Seńor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think it’s important. If you need scientific proof, then you don’t need faith. Besides, what Jesus looked like isn’t important either.


3 posted on 04/02/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: SeƱor Zorro

I agree, and the Shroud of Turin isn’t the real burial cloth of Jesus to begin with.


4 posted on 04/02/2010 1:25:55 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s the broiled fish that does it for me.

Happy Easter to all!


5 posted on 04/02/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Let tyrants shake their iron rod, and slavery clank her galling chains)
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To: SeekAndFind

>>”Properly understood, the code contained in the Shroud of Turin records the moment of the resurrection,” he said.

I’m going to watch the show to see if they explain this. I don’t need scientific proof to believe, but it would be wonderful if proof existed.


6 posted on 04/02/2010 1:27:30 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Think globally, act locally--beat up your neighborhood hippie communist.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't need proof but many do and God provides it to them to no avail.
7 posted on 04/02/2010 1:30:10 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: SeƱor Zorro
Sorry, but a piece of cloth just will not prove Jesus’s resurrection. The most it could possibly prove is that a dead person was on it. And I say this as a proud believer in the resurrection of Christ.

I have a picture of Jesus on my wall that looks just like that. :-)

8 posted on 04/02/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: ReneeLynn
Besides, what Jesus looked like isn’t important either.

I don't entirely agree with that. His Incarnation was a real event, happened in the real world, he really walked around, ate, slept, preached, performed signs, was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead.

He had a specific appearance, because He was really here. He was a man, not a woman; He was Jewish, not Chinese.

To say that what he looked like is unimportant could lead to suggesting that he wasn't real at all.

9 posted on 04/02/2010 1:31:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeƱor Zorro
Sorry, but a piece of cloth just will not prove Jesus’s resurrection. The most it could possibly prove is that a dead person was on it.

And I say this as a proud believer in the resurrection of Christ.

It all comes down to Faith. You either have it, or you don't.

10 posted on 04/02/2010 1:32:26 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Bryanw92

I’ll be watching the history channel at 8PM on Saturday to see the special. I do not know what Christians of any stripe have to be afraid of. At worst, if disproven, you should still have your faith intact. If real, it will serve as a major buttressing to the Faith, and a starting point of curiosity for unbelievers. Bob


11 posted on 04/02/2010 1:33:31 PM PDT by alstewartfan (I "I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost the veil that covered her eyes." Al Stewart)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Not in the least. What does it matter what he looked like? Does it matter to you all that much beyond simple curiousity?


12 posted on 04/02/2010 1:33:59 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


13 posted on 04/02/2010 1:37:49 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: SeƱor Zorro

Me too. But it is interesting..............like a good mystery novel..........


14 posted on 04/02/2010 1:38:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: alstewartfan

I watched it earlier this week. What struck me most is the attitude of the 3D modeler. He was visibly changed by this and was almost moved to tears a few times during this program. The work that he and his team put into this was quite thorough and lots of background on the shroud was included in the show. I found it very interesting.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ArrogantBustard; ReneeLynn

I just think it matters to God that the image God sees in our hearts is that of his son Jesus. What we see isn’t as important as what God sees in us!


16 posted on 04/02/2010 1:39:59 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: ReneeLynn

How else will Roman Catholics know to worship an image of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich or under a bridge if they don’t know what he looked like?


17 posted on 04/02/2010 1:40:02 PM PDT by Tramonto (Militia of One)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I agree with you...

...first, when Thomas expressed his doubts in the resurrection, Christ did not declare him a heretic and drive him from the community; He offered him physical evidence. Christ's corporeal nature and human form is central to our faith.

Second, if for argument's sake, one allows that the shroud is authentic, one has to ask whether or not our Lord and Savior left it here merely to be ignored by the faithful...

18 posted on 04/02/2010 1:40:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tramonto
How else will Roman Catholics know to worship an image of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich or under a bridge if they don’t know what he looked like?

I am not Roman Catholic, but I do know that the Roman Catholic Church FORBIDS the worship of anyone but God. Not the Saints, Not Mary, Not any statue or image.
19 posted on 04/02/2010 1:42:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Tallguy
"It all comes down to Faith. You either have it, or you don't."

You must have the Bible translation where Christ ran Thomas off as a heretic and non-believer. The story turns out differently in my copy.

20 posted on 04/02/2010 1:42:16 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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