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The Holy Shroud: One Big Bang and the Body was Gone
La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 7/3/12 | Marco Tosatti

Posted on 07/05/2012 4:34:02 AM PDT by marshmallow

The results of a recent study - completed by Italian scientist, Giuseppe Baldacchini - on the theory of annihilation, are said to prove the authenticity of the Shroud according to the current laws of physics

Giuseppe Baldacchini is a physician who has worked for Italian research centre ENEA for a number of years. He is also a passionate scholar of that mysterious object which is the Holy Shroud of Turin and in recent days he has published a book about his findings, which readers can access by clicking on the following link. Of particular interest is a fascinating theory he has come up with to try to respond to a series of questions about how the image on the Shroud was formed and how the body which lay wrapped inside the winding sheet could have disappeared. Baldacchini presents two theories: one, that the Shroud is a medieval fake which is useful in worship rituals and/or religious propaganda in the Catholic Church, like many other relics. And two, that it is the genuine article and really did contain Jesus Christ’s body, making it a witness of his Resurrection.

“The Shroud is an old linen sheet, measuring 4,40x1, 10 sq m, which contains a number of marks including a front and back image of a body (IC) and organic and inorganic liquid stains. Over the past decades it was discovered that the IC is neither a drawing nor a picture created with known techniques. Indeed, some reddish stains were caused by human blood (Antonacci, 2000), (Wilson, 2010). Naturally we cannot yet exclude a fake so let us suppose that the Shroud is a medieval fake created by a brilliant forger who never existed on Earth and remains unknown today (Baldacchini, 2011). The supposed author/authors must have been familiar with some kind of technology.........

(Excerpt) Read more at vaticaninsider.lastampa.it ...


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1 posted on 07/05/2012 4:34:13 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Next up, a discussion of the authenticity of the warehuse full of wood from the True Cross, and then an explication of the healing powers of the 2nd carpal bone of the right foot of the Blessed St. Philibertius of Cologne.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 4:53:16 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Your rejection of God and His son is duly noted.

Now crawl back under your rock, you slimey creature!


3 posted on 07/05/2012 4:57:04 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: marshmallow

I prefer to think of it as one of God’s miracles.

Many have tried to prove it is not and failed.


4 posted on 07/05/2012 4:57:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: newfreep

It’s a photograph.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT by warpsmith (Palin Fan)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

what newfreep said!


6 posted on 07/05/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: warpsmith
It's a photographic negative from prior to photography being invented by humans on the planet.

That also says that God works entirely within the laws of physics. Particularly if you want violations of mathematical, physical, and probabilistic laws, you need to be talking to the evolutionites, they specialize in that sort of thing.

7 posted on 07/05/2012 5:39:47 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Somebody actually calculated the volume of “wood of the True Cross” a few years ago by adding up all the known splinters. That is not s difficult as it sounds because the splinters were not sold in a tourist shop to pilgrims with a couple of denarii. They were/are in various churches and monasteries and recorded. The total reached was actually a far smaller volume than necessary for the the Cross.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 6:25:10 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: newfreep; yellowhorse

Hail Mary,
Full of grace,
Help my horse,
To win the race!


9 posted on 07/05/2012 6:43:17 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Except that the “warehouse full of wood” is a canard. A monk in the 19th Century totaled up all of the fragments of the True Cross that had some sort of secondary attestation, and discovered that, at most, we have about 2/3rds of the True Cross, not a warehouse full.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 6:46:57 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: newfreep; Yashcheritsiy

I didn’t read Yashcheritsiy’s comments that way. Sounds more like he’s rejecting idolatry and heresy, not rejecting God.

You’re free to trust in wood and old bones; I’ll trust in Christ.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 6:57:43 AM PDT by Theo (... with Liberty and Justice for all.)
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Who's misreading?? Where is the heresy; where is the idolatry?
12 posted on 07/05/2012 7:00:35 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: marshmallow

The image is a dot-matrix formed on a soapwort film on the linen surface which is about 5 times higher in resolution than a good commercial grade laser printer.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT by kik5150
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To: Theo

See his post #9


14 posted on 07/05/2012 7:52:38 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Theo
You’re free to trust in wood and old bones; I’ll trust in Christ.

The classic Protestant "small, angry God" who blows a fuse at anything and everything unless it's expressly written in the Bible.

We believe in Jesus Christ, we believe he walked the earth but we want absolutely nothing to do with any physical evidence that bears witness to that fact. We believe in his miracles but we want absolutely nothing to do with any physical evidence or remnants of those miracles and we certainly wouldn't want to venerate it.

God might get mad.

A little like saying my wife might get mad at me because of the picture of her which I carry in my wallet which isn't really her.

The deranged reasoning which is the natural progeny of a narrow, subjective reading of Scripture in a historical and traditional vacuum.

15 posted on 07/05/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: newfreep

OK, I read #9. He is ridiculing the worship of Mary, not rejecting God.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 10:11:11 AM PDT by Theo (... with Liberty and Justice for all.)
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To: marshmallow

You’re pretty angry. There’s a direct correlation between your anger and your hyperbole.

May Christ be exalted above all.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: marshmallow

knew you should have used smaller words


18 posted on 07/05/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Rude.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 10:35:42 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Venturer

The natural and the supernatural worlds are aspects of the same Creation. As inseparable as a man’s body and soul. We believe that death for men is unnatural, something not meant to be. So at the end of time, they will be rejoined. Just as all other wrongs will be set right. The Divine Comedy will comes to its conclusion.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Theo

We can read what he said.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 8:36:46 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Theo

The prayer he mocks ends with “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the house of our death. We are asking a holy person to prayer for us.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 8:40:16 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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