More on the Lombatti story in the Daily Mail
In an article published June 10, 2012, the Daily Mail website asks readers to believe that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, one of 40 such cloths produced during the Middle Ages. Yet the article offers no evidence whatsoever to substantiate this claim, and after years of hearing the subject discussed by more than one expert on Coast to Coast AM, the “facts” that the Daily Mail are putting out there for consideration are a tad bit weak, to say the least.
[Quoting the Mail]:
“Not only is the Turin Shroud probably a medieval fake but it is just one of an astonishing 40 so-called burial cloths of Jesus, according to an eminent church historian.”
“Antonio Lombatti said the false shrouds circulated in the Middle Ages, but most of them were later destroyed.”
“He said the Turin Shroud itself – showing an image of a bearded man and venerated for centuries as Christ’s burial cloth – appears to have originated in Turkey some 1,300 years after the Crucifixion.”
“Probably a medieval fake?” Is it or isn’t it? Curious readers want to know.
“Most of them were later destroyed?” What does “most” mean? How many were destroyed? If they weren’t all destroyed, where are the others? If you’ve seen no others, how do you know they really exist or ever existed at all?
“Appears to have originated?” What’s so earth-shattering about that tidbit of information? Wake us up when you know for sure where it originated.
Go read Shroud of Turin expert makes lots of claims but where’s the proof? But be careful, Coast to Coast is going to warn you about UFOs. They are big into that sort of thing and unfortunately this goofiness rubs off on the shroud.