Suzi (24 Feb 2011)
"to Lisa Re: Shroud"

Well said!

I imagine, when Jesus went from being a 'man' brutally beaten, killed in a most horrific and suddenly, with the power that created the Universe, awakened, revived, resurrected and touched by eternity, there would be some physical evidence. Evidence that would be noted, revered, and kept safe...but who's true mystery and complexity would not become fully apparent until 'we' caught up with it on a scientific/technical level.

I love that the evidence on the Shroud reads like a forensic report (wife of a coroner here), and things that some think 'disprove it' are actually more convincing 'selling points'.

The list for these things is a long one, but even the obvious, like the blood and water staining where the spear pierced his side, the fact that his thumbs seem to be missing, since the type injury he'd received would have made the thumbs draw forward...things like blood patterns, pollen from plants only found in the area it should be from...the list goes on and on.

I agree that as far as I can see, no one is 'worshiping' the shroud. In fact, I have a feeling that the reason the shroud has not been made available for more tests might have something to do with Satan working his way into the 'Church', and them being afraid of finding things out about it that would besmirch then and it. Just hearing the stories of the many scientists, doctors, archeologist and laymen who worked on the shroud back in the '80, who have come to the Lord due to their study of this simple piece of linen. What a wonderful thing.