Dear Whodathunk, Your post on
the Shroud was full of errors. So many that I am not
going to even attempt to address all of them. As a
protestant believer with a degree in medical technology, I
have studied information of the Shroud of Turin from the
1980's to the present. I don't worship it, but I am in
awe of all the information that I believe that God recorded
on the Shroud at the time of Christ's resurrection. If
Christ gave physical conformation to Thomas, it is within
His character to give physical evidence to the scientific
doubters of our generation. The "testimony" of the
Shroud helped me come back to the Christian faith, after my
college classes had caused me to stray.
Scientific information from some of
the most intelligent scientists in the world support the
If you want to study them here
are some references: www.shroud.com,
STURP, Ray Rogers, Sue Benford and Joe Marino, Robert
Villareal from LANL, Petrus Soons, "The Real Face of Jesus"
(on Youtube), "Unwrapping the Shroud" (great video).
There are many more references that I
could give you, but you don't sound like you have an open
mind. If you would like to debate this privately, John
can give you my contact information. In fact, I give
John permission to share my contact information with anyone
who wants to know more about the Shroud.
The Catholic Church, by the way, does
not claim that the Shroud is authentic or should be