clip_image001Iceangel71 writes in her blog:

In 2000, fragments of a burial shroud from the 1st century were discovered in a tomb near Jerusalem, believed to have belonged to a Jewish high priest or member of the aristocracy. The shroud was composed of a simple two-way weave, unlike the complex herringbone twill of the Turin Shroud. Based on this discovery, the researchers stated that the Turin Shroud did not originate from Jesus-era Jerusalem. Now with that being said why are catholic so eager to visit this encased piece of cloth? . . . [I]t’s like somebody finding a pair of shoes or sandal that date back as far as 1260AD and 1390AD and taking long trips to see these sacred shoes and praying over them ! I have nothing but respect for all religions but this cloth thing is way too much!@

Ohhh and finding JESUS’s face imprinted on this shroud now that’s crazy ! If you have all of that then you have DNA a blood or hair sample intertwined in it , skin cells or something why go that far ? please don’t get upset if your catholic im just venting!

imageHi Ice Angel. I don’t think we Catholics (I’m Episcopalian, but that’s close) or any of the many Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Greek Orthodox, Non-Denominational Evangelical and Jewish people I know who think the shroud is real are upset. Really we’re not.

For a non-Catholic point of view you might want to read Gary Habermas’, "The Shroud of Turin and its Significance for Biblical Studies." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 24:1 (1981): 47-54. Gary teaches at Liberty University (founded by Jerry Falwell, who was the famous Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church). You can find the paper on Gary’s own website. He writes: “There is little question that the shroud of Turin has occasioned much recent interest in evangelical and non-evangelical circles alike.”

Oh, and all pieces of cloth from the first century were not the same just as all sandals were not. Many experts think the shroud is real and for many good reasons.

Please stop venting.