Remember When Nobody Had Heard of the Shroud of Turin?

Now it is a popular allusion in just about any subject  Here is what Google delivers up just this morning for MSM news items containing the term, “Shroud of Turin.”

Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez fantasy camp continues in San Diego Scott Miller-6 hours ago or anyone, for that matter – can take Rodriguez seriously anymore when talking with him is a far greater mystery than the Shroud of Turin.

Topping admits pushing through Scottish football’s revolution left    Daily Mail-9 hours ago. Hearts are on the brink, while the threat of administration hovers over others like the Turin Shroud. Only one club show any signs of prospering

Smithsonian director would ‘love’ to display Travyon Martin’s hoodie msnNOW-Aug 1, 2013. Skolnick wasn’t talking about the Shroud of Turin; he meant the most famous hoodie in the history of cotton-polyester blends. Trayvon Martin’s


  • Thalian curtains might be oldest in entire U.S. 1, 2013. Rivenbark jokingly compared the original curtain to the Shroud of Turin, "which keeps disappearing and coming back." It hung in the theater
  • Jeer the Beard: A Good-Bye Letter to Brian Wilson (blog)-Jul 30, 2013. Here are all those orange foam beards and bearded rally rags and t-shirts with Shroud of Turin-like beard imprints on them we bought and ..
  • Giving Birth in the US: A New British Mum Tells All Anglophenia-Jul 30, 2013.  It’s, ahem, an “important” piece of fabric — what, like the Turin Shroud? — which you use to wrap objects that “speak to your energy, your
  • Live Local, Live Small: encore Online-Jul 30, 2013, Until recently the lightest weight cover was not-so-affectionately known as “The Shroud of Turin” by Jock. It was the bed cover I made for my first apartment.

5 thoughts on “Remember When Nobody Had Heard of the Shroud of Turin?”

  1. Unbelievable. Something is astir lads and lassies. I am reminded again of Yeats:

    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    One of my theses in my manuscript is perhaps an allegory but may be real: Science is the vehicle of the Second Coming. Whether Christ or anti-Christ is up to us.

  2. It is good that the Shroud is used as a metaphor for anything mysterious. Despite the reference however, there are still vast swaths of people, especially young people who are totally unaware. Maybe they will take to Wikipedia to uncover the meaning. Most however won’t make the effort. Kudos to all who do what they can to advance the knowledge of the Shroud.

      1. I have not checked Wikipedia lately. I just assumed it would be the first place many people would check. Maybe we need to get more active on Wikipedia to set the record straight!

    1. So very true Russ. I have brought up the topic of the Shroud of Turin many times to many young people I am acquainted with, some older folk also, that have never even heard of the Shroud! A lot of these folk are also of the Catholic faith?…go figure. The fact that the Shroud exists, however it is brought up, is always a good thing.


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