Hi John and Doves,
Ed - what a brilliant take on assessing the age of The Shroud. Your post:
I also have a theory that the Shroud was meant to create
controversy, simply to keep it in the public consciousness. The
documentary, The Real Face of Jesus, pretty much seals the scientific
fact that no man-made inks, paints or dyes were used to create the
Shroud. The 3D information, imbedded into the weave, is also a proven
miracle. Not one secular scientist can argue with it. The only thing
"they" can cling on to is the supposed age of the cloth. This has kept
the beautiful mystery of the Shroud, a hot topic.
These idiots can try and cook up all sorts of "facts" to mislead
people but their clumsy attempts are no match for the utter brilliance
of our LORD.
I thought your theory was wonderful. Original and, quite easily, the correct one.