The Shroud of Turin

I watched a very interesting two hour show about the shroud of Turin on the history channel the night before last. Now it should be noted that the history channel should be taken with a grain of salt. But personally I feel that way about all history. Even so this was a pretty fascinating show.

According to the show this piece of cloth still remains a mystery. Naturally I’m a skeptic so I started doing some further research online. I’m not going to pass this off as a fake just yet.

I’m writing this entry on my iPhone so I don’t have a lot of options right now. But keep this post in mind and return later because I’d like to run through everything indetail later today. Until then I’m interested in your initial thoughts on the shroud of Turin.

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0 thoughts on “The Shroud of Turin

  1. Was the history Channel claiming that they found it? I thought they claimed that years ago and it turned out to be fake. I could be wrong.

  2. Although not proven, I think it could possibly be the real thing. I didn’t see the program. Did they say how it was in a fire and the parts that were carbon dated were contaminated by the fire? I’d like to hear more about what the program said.

  3. How the heck can anyone prove such a thing??  It’s really preposterous, I think.  Just my personal and freaking irrelevant opinion.  ;)

    I agree with you about both the History Channel (though fascinating to watch nonetheless) and history itself (so subjective in many ways).  t

  4. I’ve been keeping up with this 3d business about people saying they can recreate Jesus’ face. That will be interesting to see the finished product.

  5. No idea, but I understand completely about the “grain of salt” thing.  History and Discovery do help, but I’ve seen episodes of shows where they were discussing random clay pots that dated around the supposed time of Jesus, and they were practically giddy about how those pots “might have been used by Jesus when he turned the water to wine”.  Or they could be a couple of the

    hundreds of thousands

    of clay pots probably in use around the same time.  *facepalm*

    I agree with sweet_sincerity, though.  Just like with the pots, even if the carbon dating puts it into the same timeframe, how do they know it’s Jesus and not someone else?  I don’t know, the whole thing just reminds me of a much more elaborate version of that underpass salt stain that everyone was worshipping a few years back here in Chicago because they thought it looked like the Virgin Mary.

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