Skip to comments.Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It's Real
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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But not as many "scientists" as the global warming gang.
They can’t even fake the shroud with today’s technology to show how the shroud was supposedly faked 1,000 years ago.
Telecast - when, what channel, on the internet or live TV? I can’t find details.
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)
Of course it’s real. No one can duplicate it, which tells you all you need to know, really.
It may help to explain a few things...
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)
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.
Yeah ... yep ... I just couldn’t remember the exact wording ... thanx
So, do it and get the same image here, not just a banana impression.
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.
I used a banana ‘cuase if I said a GI Joe doll, you’d all think I was Jeff Dunham
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.
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.
The Dark Room Ages.
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.
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
Stay off my lawn.