Everything is fake according to LiveScience (April 14). That includes the Shroud of Turin. Carbon dating in 1988 is the reason without the slightest mention that the carbon dating has been widely considered discredited since 2005.
Most theological historians, Christian and non-Christian alike, believe that Jesus really did walk the Earth. They draw that conclusion from textual evidence in the Bible, however, rather than from the odd assortment of relics parading as physical evidence in churches all over Europe.
That’s because, from fragments of text written on bits of parchment to overly abundant chips of wood allegedly salvaged from his crucifix, none of the physical evidence of Jesus’ life and death hold up to scientific scrutiny.