Shroud of Turin back in the news

The Shroud of Turin is back in the news. John Jackson, a physics lecturer at the University of Colorado contends that the results of the carbon dating tests done back in the 80’s are suspect because of possible contamination.

You can count me among the skeptics, but I am still fascinated by the shroud nonetheless. I sincerely doubt they could ever prove that it was (or was not) the burial cloth of Jesus, but wow, what if it really is what he was covered in? If it is, then this is the face of Christ. On the other hand, if no one was around to see the actual resurrection event, why the intense bright light? So many questions, but it is certainly an intriguing artifact.

The Shroud of Turin Website has lots of interesting information for further reading.

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4 Responses to “Shroud of Turin back in the news”

  1. FishHawk says:

    I feel exactly as you do about the shroud.

  2. Kansas Bob says:

    Almost looks like a photo negative.. I am also a shroud skeptic.

  3. Anju says:

    Yeah, I find the shroud fascinating too and while it would be something if it were Jesus’ face, it would also be a bit too much because considering how everything about Him is a mystery, suddenly we have a picture of His face! I saw a documentary once about how the shroud was actually some sort of photography experiment and that this was the photographer himself or something like that.

  4. casey says:

    There are several theories about how the image got onto the shroud, but none of them are fully satisfactory. I think there’s enough evidence both ways to keep the debate going until the Second Coming, anyway.