It’s a reminder that God, under carefully controlled laboratory conditions,
can do whatever he likes
Never heard it expressed quite like that before. Mark Shea, over in his Catholic and Enjoying It blog is answering a reader.
A reader writes:
. . . Merely because there is no biblical reference to something does not make it a fake. The Bible is not intended to be the Big Book of Everything. John himself attests that there are plenty of things Jesus said and did that don’t make it into the biblical record (Jn 21:25). So lack of mention in Scripture does not necessarily make something a fake.
Likewise, the Shroud’s emergence into the documentary record in the 14th century doesn’t necessarily mean it was created at that time. Indeed, one of the problems of the Shroud is that nobody, even today, can make another one, which argues for its genuineness.
. . . It’s a reminder that God, under carefully controlled laboratory conditions, can do whatever he likes . . .