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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Middle Ages Relic of Jesus Possibly Fake Shocker!

I skimmed a Yahoo news article about the controversy caused by the potential that the Turin Shround, discovered in the 14th century but claimed to be the shroud used to cover Jesus, has been claimed as possibly not accurate by carbon dating. Other scientists say that it could be 1500-3000 years old, according to THEIR tests, which narrows it down. Link.

That's all well and good, but the article contained the following line: "Drawing on a method previously used by skeptics to attack authenticity claims about the Shroud, Science et Vie got an artist to do a bas-relief -- a sculpture that stands out from the surrounding background -- of a Christ-like face."

Shockingly, it appears that this drawing of the face of Jesus actually produced a match very similar to that of the face in the shroud. I have to wonder where the reporter's head was when he or she wrote that line. Or if, perhaps, the editor had said "Yeah, this works, we don't need the bit about the artist buying the skull of Christ used to draw the accurate picture from a street vendor in Novgorod for 20 rubles and a blowjob."
- Rowan Kaiser, 5:06 AM
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