I have nothing to add to the subject of relics that wasn’t said better by Geoffry Chaucer in his “Pardoner’s Tale”.
“He had a cross of latten set with stones,
And in a glass a handful of pig`s bones.
But with these relics when he had in hand
Some humble parson dwelling in the land,
In one day he could get more revenue
Than would the parson in a month or two.”
Sorry for the double post following yours. I’m familiar with that but if sound testing and science was used they would at least know if they were human bones. The dates checked out as did the location. But I’m ever the skeptic.
Chaucer actually believed strongly in the usefulness of relics. He just didn’t like hucksters who took advantage of innocent people. It is interesting how modern anti-Catholic bigots cherish the Pardoner’s tale and are almost completely ignorant of the Pasron’s tale. Then again, anti-Catholics are ignorant so I guess I should be surprised.