I get it when people say they believe it is fake or real

imageA reader writes:

I’m the skipper-owner of a small sport fishing boat near Key Largo. I have a small locker below where I keep my stuff. Inside the lid is a picture of the face from the Shroud of Turin. I look at it each morning.

I have to admit, there are times when I look at that picture and I think that it can not be real. There is just no way that image was formed by a burst of energy or some chemical reaction. Then there are times when I think that it can not be fake. No medieval forger could have or would have created a so perfect negative image with all the complexity and realism. So I get it when people say they believe it is fake or real.  

I just finished reading The Sign by Thomas de Wesselow. I agree with his reasons for believing the shroud is real. But his idea that the apostles were convinced of the resurrection by the images appears to be pure nonsense and conjecture. Thanks for your blog. It has been helpful to me.

One thought on “I get it when people say they believe it is fake or real”

  1. Dan,

    There isn’t much to add to what your correspondent said. I first came across your work when I googled* into Shroudstory.com and I found it to be a most productive source of links to even more sources. You have made a monumental contribution. I also agree with your correspondent about de Wesselow.

    Thank you.

    *I have been criticized for verbalizing by converting nouns into verbs. Verbalizing “Google” noun to “googling” verb is not my invention although googling invokes a spelling error highlight.

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