Karen from Miami writes:
Regarding your post about Petri Paavola from Finland, the man makes Christine O’Donnell seem positively liberal and scholarly. PetriFB, as he calls himself is seeking out every blog and chat forum about religion and posting a message with the following sentences that seems so reasonable: “Some people say that it is the genuine and some that it is the fake and the hoax. . . . If we can find even one evidence, which disprove (sic) the shroud of Turin theory, so (sic) the whole story shall be invalidated.”
So then PetriFB presents several “evidences”: 1) On the Shroud Jesus is naked and God would never allow that. 2) On the Shroud Jesus is shown with long hair and the Bible proves that he had short hair. 3) The image on the Shroud is a graven image and God would never allow that. 4) It is a “Roman Catholic” relic and thus by definition it is false.
Usually, these sort of comment-crusaders run out of steam pretty quickly. Their arguments carry virtually no weight, particularly among those who read them.