You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may

imageIt is an attractive website: The Shroud of Turin for Children. But does it bother anyone that the following (brown background box below) appears on every single page?

It is one thing to toss around what we think we see as facts among adults who usually know how to take such claims with a grain of salt. It is another to tell children, definitively, that something had been placed around Jesus’ neck with three Hebrew letters and what that means.

 

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“You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may,” is the famous line by Sam-I-Am in Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.

Danish blogger, Austin Sailbury, explains that “Green Eggs and Ham is about navigating life with an open mind and, at its best, it’s Seuss’ way of saying, ‘Don’t judge a book, or an egg—or a man—by its color.’”

Sadly, Dr. Soons takes a different approach with the shroud. What he should be saying is that some people see a ponytail on the man of the shroud. Others do not. Some people see lettering and it could mean this or that. So don’t believe everything you are told. Keep an open mind and you may learn how to judge what you see. In other words, make informed decisions. 

Is this a missed opportunity or is it a chance to fix a website soon?

9 thoughts on “You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may”

  1. Dr. Petrus Soons found that something had been placed around Jesus’ neck with three Hebrew letters (can you see it under his beard?)

    No, i can’t see it.

    Keep it simple.

    1. If you ever get a chance to listen to Dr. Soons’ presentation, you should take the opportunity. It is most certainly worth it as it is very interesting, if one agrees or disagrees with his research and findings. He is a very intelligent man and can answer questions in his area of research and expertise. He does honest work.

      1. Diane has corrected the website. She wrote to me and I wrote back to her. I told her she was always welcome on the blog and could ask questions of us.

        Andy, I have followed the work of Dr. Soons. I don’t doubt his honesty. But I’m most cautious about the conclusions he arrives at. Type in “Soons” in the blog search field to see prior discussions. Dan

      2. And he is, above all, a man of deep faith in the Lord Jesus. What a privilege to hear him; God bless him in all he does.

  2. THANK YOU bringing this to my attention!
    The site is fixed and will be kept simple.

    Pls. let me know if everything else is OK.

    Sincerely,
    D.P., owner of shroud4kids site (and computer novice)

    1. Just a quibble, but over the picture of the STURP team examining the Shroud is the caption S.T.U.R.P., which implies that the ‘U’ is an initial letter…

      1. Wow, you are so right, Hugh. (I think some of them got a laugh at how their faces came out, too.)

        This can be easily fixed. As you can see, I am not a professional–anything–I just love to paint kid’s pictures.

        D.P.

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