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Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It's Real
ABC News ^ | 3/29/13

Posted on 03/29/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT by marshmallow

A viewing of the The Shroud of Turin, thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will reportedly be televised Saturday on Italian State TV in what is said to be former Pope Benedict XVI's parting gift to the Catholic Church.

The televised viewing of the shroud on Holy Saturday will be the first in 40 years, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper.

The centuries-old linen cloth - one of the world's most famous relics - contains a faint impression of the front and back of a human body, along with blood, dirt and water stains from age. Many Roman Catholics believe the impressions were left by the body of Jesus after his crucifixion.

"There was no portrait made of Jesus so, really, the shroud still remains the best single thing that we have," said Russ Breault, president of the Shroud of Turin Education Project Inc., an organization "dedicated to raising awareness and understanding" of the shroud, according to its website.

The shroud's authenticity, however, has long been a subject of deep debate.

Skeptics believe the 14-foot cloth was faked during medieval times. Scientists have used various methods, including carbon dating, to test the authenticity of the fabric, and some results have supported the belief that the cloth is a medieval forgery. But there might be new evidence to support the view that the shroud is real.

Scientists at the University of Padua in Northern Italy have conducted experiments that show the shroud dates back to around the time of Christ's life, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

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TOPICS: Catholic; History
KEYWORDS: shroud; shroudofturin
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1 posted on 03/29/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 03/29/2013 1:26:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: marshmallow
Hey...It's a money maker for the church...and look how many "scientists" are making a buck, too.

But not as many "scientists" as the global warming gang.

3 posted on 03/29/2013 1:26:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: marshmallow

They can’t even fake the shroud with today’s technology to show how the shroud was supposedly faked 1,000 years ago.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 1:29:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Justifiable homicide.)
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To: marshmallow

Telecast - when, what channel, on the internet or live TV? I can’t find details.


5 posted on 03/29/2013 1:34:43 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
My biggest problem with The Shroud is the exactness of the imagery on a piece of cloth folded in half.

Paint a banana with ink or die or paint, put it on a hankie and drape it so it will touch the whole banana ... when you open the hankie up, you've got a Rohrshach (sp?) of the finest quality.

Now, before anyone accuses me of being an unbeliever in miracles, I firmly believe Jesus rose from the dead ... I also believe he told the rich man; "(your brothers) have the prophets, if they will not believe them, they will not believe as if one has risen from the dead" (or something like that)

6 posted on 03/29/2013 1:39:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: marshmallow

Of course it’s real. No one can duplicate it, which tells you all you need to know, really.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 1:47:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: knarf

Watch this..

It may help to explain a few things...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8grRf_3RUr8


8 posted on 03/29/2013 1:48:01 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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To: knarf

In the parable, Abraham tells the rich man, “If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke 16.31)


9 posted on 03/29/2013 1:50:20 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The argument that it’s a medieval fraud is really difficult to support ~ you’d have to ask yourself why photography then disappeared for the next 700 years.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 1:53:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Verginius Rufus

Yeah ... yep ... I just couldn’t remember the exact wording ... thanx


11 posted on 03/29/2013 1:53:59 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

So, do it and get the same image here, not just a banana impression.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 1:54:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: eCSMaster

I don’t know the details either but I’m betting it may be on EWTN. What time, I don’t know. I can’t find anything on their website. I’d try sometime early morning on EWTN tomorrow though, maybe early afternoon.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 1:56:21 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: muawiyah

I used a banana ‘cuase if I said a GI Joe doll, you’d all think I was Jeff Dunham


14 posted on 03/29/2013 1:56:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Cavemen put palm prints on their walls, beating your banana trick by tens of thousands of years.

The scientific tests done on The Shroud of Turin show much more improbable forgery then your inked banana and explain the detail.

It is always amusing to see people get desperate about what they don’t believe, as if what others belief causes them turmoil.


15 posted on 03/29/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Justifiable homicide.)
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To: eCSMaster
It will be shown live internationally by the Italian public service broadcaster RAI 1. I'm guessing one needs a dish to get that channel.

There will probably also be delayed broadcasts on other channels such as EWTN but I'm not sure when. There is nothing mentioned on the EWTN web site as of now.

16 posted on 03/29/2013 2:01:26 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: muawiyah

The Dark Room Ages.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 2:05:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Justifiable homicide.)
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To: knarf
The problem there is that you're basing your assessment of the Shroud as if it is a "painting" or "illustration" or something similar.

The best explanation I've seen of the Shroud is that it's not a two dimensional "illustration" at all. Instead, it's a two-dimensional image created from a three-dimensional process -- much like an X-ray or MRI. This would mean that the image was created through some kind of supernatural -- or even totally "natural" from the standpoint of physics -- event that cannot be replicated even by the top scientists in the world today.

By all accounts, that event in question was the resurrection of a human being.

18 posted on 03/29/2013 2:05:54 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'm not in turmoil, and yes, I don't believe some of what others believe.

So, my statement of fact (the fact is, I don't believe the Shroud is what it is claimed to be) makes me a bad person, or someone to slur?

I'm just of a different opinion

19 posted on 03/29/2013 2:08:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Stay off my lawn.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 2:08:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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