An interesting posting over at the blog Discovering God’s Holy Plan. I’m a bit more confident than the author, but I fully appreciate his sentiment of not wanting to base one’s faith too much on the shroud. I certainly don’t. Anyway, it is well written and the whole site is worth exploring:
The Shroud of Turin is a very interesting piece of cloth. It has an image of a male, with blood stains, pierced hands, and more. It very much resembles the image of what many consider Jesus may have looked like. So is the shroud of Turin real.
First, I am not sure if it is real or not. I have read both arguments, and it is somewhat convincing that it may indeed be real. I think the photos of it look really freaky and interesting. Because if that was Jesus…Wow, we know what he looked like! And if it is fake, then how did they get it so 3D, and how did they know what it would look like in a picture negative? They couldn’t have predicted it would look so detailed & freaky.
At the same time, I also know there are plenty of people out there that make scams like this & try to pass it off as authentic to get money or attention. So who knows.
In my opinion, if it is a fake I would like to know how they did it back then. I suppose one day we will know for sure though.
So I am about 60% thinking it may be real, and about 40% thinking no. But I think it is important for others not to believe in God or the bible just based on one piece of evidence alone. Because if it turned out to be fake, then I wouldn’t want people to reject God or something because of it.
But I definitely think it is interesting, and I have been intrigued by it for a long time. I wish they could run more tests on it.