imageOn July 30, Tim, one of several hundred readers of this blog that day, posted a wonderful comment. At the time I told him that I would make a full posting out it. Then I forgot to do so. It is one of the best arguments against the profoundly ridiculous claim that Leonardo da Vinci created the Shroud as a fake relic. Here is what Tim wrote:

Quite apart from all the other consideration, check this out from Da Vinci’s notebooks:

“To lie is so vile, that even if were speaking well of Godly things, it would take off something from God’s grace; and truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble.” (Moral Sayings)

I find it very hard to believe that a man with such disgust for lies would perpetrate a fraud of such magnitude as the Shroud of Turin.

I agree. Thanks.