Jesus Christ, It’s a Fake Already
A Vatican “researcher” has “discovered” writing on the Shroud of Turin and believes that it proves it to be authentic … meaning that it’s the burial shroud of Jesus Christ, aka, God (yes, God’s death shroud).
Well, when I look at it, I see ovaries. But, it’s still a fake. And not even a mildly intruding fake. The craftsmanship itself is good, but why the hell would God leave magic sweat on a bed sheet to prove his existence? You would think a little something like … oh, I don’t know, declaring his existence to every person on Earth so that everyone’s fate would be on a level playing field would be a better idea.
Anhoo, from the article:
A Vatican researcher has rekindled the age-old debate over the Shroud of Turin, saying that faint writing on the linen proves it was the burial cloth of Jesus. Experts say the historian may be reading too much into the markings, and they stand by carbon-dating that points to the shroud being a medieval forgery.
Barbara Frale, a researcher at the Vatican archives, says in a new book that she used computer-enhanced images of the shroud to decipher faintly written words in Greek, Latin and Aramaic scattered across the cloth.
She asserts that the words include the name “(J)esu(s) Nazarene” – or Jesus of Nazareth – in Greek. That, she said, proves the text could not be of medieval origin because no Christian at the time, even a forger, would have mentioned Jesus without referring to his divinity. Failing to do so would risk being branded a heretic.
Yeah, sure. Anyone that would be ok with forging a death shroud for Jesus, would be fine not mentioning his divinity. But, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch for the faithful.
It’s not the first time the shroud has been attempted to be vindicated by someone seeing images in it.
Decades ago, entire studies were published on coins purportedly seen on Jesus’ closed eyes, but when high-definition images were taken during a 2002 restoration, the artifacts were nowhere to be seen and the theory was dropped
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