Hat tip to Joe Marino for this one.
You might want to watch all nine minutes. It is a lot of Joe Nickell-ism-like ranting concluding with it would have been strips of cloth not a single cloth. And then his summary. You could skip to about 6:50 and save yourself from much of the hypnotic effect of the blue sunglasses (transcribed before a second cup of morning coffee)
. . . Such an image on the shroud could not possibly have been missed by any witnesses. It would be fresh, bright and clear as it would ever be. It is absolutely ludicrous to believe that the image of Jesus, burned into his burial shroud, something which would have been seen as nothing short of miraculous, the holy grail of tangible, physical evidence, which would prove the physical resurrection of the son of God, the very basis of Christianity itself, would not even get a mention in the Gospels.
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Peace and love, everybody. That’s where it’s at.
Prophecy in the News announced yesterday that it is offering The Shroud of Turin Prophecy Package by Russ Breault in its online store for $49.95. Here is the description as it appears on the site:
The Shroud of Turin Prophecy Package
by Russ Breault
This special package includes 7 items.
1. DVD# 1—What If? by Russ Breault
DVD839 | $19.95 | 45 minutes
2. DVD# 2—CSI: Jerusalem by Russ Breault
DVD840 | $19.95 | 1 hour 45 minutes
3. DVD# 3—The Shroud of Turin: Reinforcing the Resurrection
A LIVE presentation from the Orlando Prophecy Summit. | 58 minutes
4. DVD# 4—Reinforcing the Resurrection: Prophetic Implications of the Shroud of Turin
A LIVE presentation from the Orlando Prophecy Summit. | 41 minutes
5. A reproduced image of the Shroud of Turin suitable for framing
6. A visual breakdown/chart of the Shroud of Turin image
7. An up-to-date, 4-page report on the Shroud of Turin
Product ID# PK3416
4 DVDs, 2 pictures, 1 four-page report
“One thing remains clear. This holy relic is still shrouded in mystery.”
And speaking of Secondo Pia, this YouTube from the Travel Channel was just uploaded to YouTube yesterday. When I went to view it I was viewer #2. It is less than three minutes long, well done and fair.
Russ Breault writes:
Here is a link to the first of two half-hour interview shows for Prophecy in the News. The show can be seen on The Church Channel or on their website. They posted this Youtube version today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k050nQUtMZQ
It was published yesterday. It runs for 28 minutes. Enjoy.
Marty McKee from Virginia, perhaps because he was looking for something to do, had decided yesterday to write a review of the 1979 so-called documentary, In Search of the Historic Jesus. You can actually buy an old VHS tape while they last for $3.95. (Does old VHS tape dry out and crumble?) You can download the movie for more than that, if you don’t have a VHS player. Or you can skip the whole experience. Marty seems to think you should.
Based in Park City, Utah, Sunn Classics produced and distributed big hits, such as THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY (which posited that, among other things, John Wilkes Booth’s death was faked by anti-Reconstruction government forces) and IN SEARCH OF NOAH’S ARK. Certainly it was that movie’s success and the then-trendy Shroud of Turin controversy that spurred the production of 1980’s IN SEARCH OF HISTORIC JESUS, a corny, cheap-looking laugh riot that nonetheless earned big box office.
John Rubinstein (CRAZY LIKE A FOX) portrays Jesus wearing a comically fake beard, who looks to a cloudy blue sky to receive marching orders from God (voiced by Peter Mark Richman!). He wanders about, placing his hands on the faces of lepers (wearing atrocious makeup), which makes their faces glow with cartoon animation. He calls for the resurrected Lazarus, who emerges from a cave looking fresh as the morning dew. He walks on water and makes storms go away just by placing his palms together. After his crucifixion, he appears to his disciples in an animated starburst like a sitcom genie.
Brad Crandall, whose deep voice is instantly recognizable as the narrator of the studio’s trailers and films, hosts this “documentary” with pomposity, dressed alternately in a three-piece suit or V-neck sweater and showing off impressions of the Shroud of Turin in his wood-paneled library. His “evidence” consists of passing off gospel and random musings as fact. One “expert” claims Jesus’ corpse released a burst of radiation to scorch the Shroud. . . .
Here is a too long one minute trailer:
Here is another one I taped for Monday’s online update for Prophecy in the News:
These were both taped for their website and Youtube channel. Coming up in a couple weeks will be two 27 minute shows that will air primarily on the Church Channel. They will also be on their website and Youtube channel.
I will be speaking again at their conference in Colorado Springs planned for July 25-27. I will be delivering two talks: "Unholy Obsession–Hitler’s Quest to Steal the Shroud" and the second talk is called "The Shroud of Turin—God is in the Details". This presentation will cover many of the very nuanced details regarding the blood, physiology, image, art history, and historical clues that all suggest a medieval origin is untenable.