Settled Shroud?
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  • Luke Lea

    Lovely, the poem especially. For myself, personally, I believe because it is beautiful. The mere possibility of God’s existence is enough to sustain me in my moments of darkness, to give me courage to go on in the face of insuperable odds. On the evidence I am not the only one. Merry Christmas to all!

  • Jbird

    Not being Catholic nor Orthodox, I simply assume all relics are medieval forgeries. I don’t remember where I read it, but it’s been said one could re-construct Noah’s Arc out of all the splinters of the true cross that were floating around Europe in the Middle Ages.

    My wife, who became a Christian as a teenager, says that her favorite “proof” is the number of apostles, who certainly would have known if the resurrection was a hoax or not, who went to terrible deaths refusing to recant receiving no real gain here on earth for their efforts.

  • ms

    Thanks for the lovely Christmasy message.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I’m surprised that they can tell the difference between the effects on linen of ultra violet photons from the Sun, and ultra violet photons from a laser, in fact I don’t think it’s possible, as ultra violet photons are the same from both sources.
    So the question is; was the shroud created with the bleaching effect of the Sun, or from the shinning glory of Jesus?

  • Xpat

    Barry Schwortz runs a fantastic Shroud of Turin website:
    http://www.shroud.com/

  • Corlyss

    Regardless of how one feels about religion or relics, the science behind the efforts to prove or disprove the shroud’s authenticity are fascinating. I’ve read every book I could get my hands on about them, seen most of the tv documentaries too.

  • Evan

    I rather like this, I’ve always thought it would be in keeping with the Divine sense of humor (and you can’t tell me a being who created the duck-billed platypus doesn’t have a sense of humor) to leave behind proof that only a high-tech civilization could understand and appreciate.

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