This is really just a lead in to quoting the Daily Mail on Lombatti

imageAuthor Jeri Westerson describes the shroud in her blog Getting Medieval:

But it just won’t stay out of the news. In 1988, carbon dating testing on the shroud proved it to be from the 1300s, a medieval artifact. But shroudies refuse to believe it. Even though this particular shroud only got its origin from around that time. Supposedly, this one was gifted to Geoffroy de Charny as a souviner from his crusade to Smyrna, Turkey in 1346. And the other knights only got a lousy t-shirt.

The shroud bounced from here to there and eventually ended up in Turin. It was just another burial shroud of Christ until  it was photographed in the late 19th century and the negative showed up better the face and body. That seemed to capture the public’s imagination. And it’s been "studied" ever since.

Studied in quotes says it all.

6 thoughts on “This is really just a lead in to quoting the Daily Mail on Lombatti”

  1. Oh wow!!! Eureka!!! How deep!!! I mean how deep your head must be in the sand…that carbon testing has long ago been debunked.Why do people keep referring to the 1988 carbon testing results when even those (scientist and experts) who initially believed the results were accurate as well have done a complete 360 on it.

    I can only surmise that there are perhaps those who may be “afraid” that it is the actual burial cloth of Christ.So the bigger question might be.”Why” are people afraid of the Shroud of Turin ?

    1. Haha love your opening line John, anyways…”In 1988, carbon dating testing on the Shroud PROVED it to be from the 1300s”…here in lies the problem, people are so unfamiliar with the science, procedures, protocols and limitations of radio-carbon dating, that they are willing (like sheep) to accept the C14 testing as being inapproachable and the last word on the subject…Yes they should get their heads out of the sand!.


  2. We’ve seen specialists who know everything about nothing. Here’s a generalist who seems to know nothing about everything!

  3. Ron and Dave…I couldn’t have said it better.Apart from the Shroud of Turin and it’s remarkable preservation and survival…what a precious and priceless treasure it is to have “the gift of faith”.

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