A Touch of the Ludicrous for a Tuesday Morning

There is even that curved line on the neck that reminds me of a collar.

imageFirst:  Entertainment critic Kayla Hawkins has some suggestions for a second season of the USA Network’s show Dig with a story premise about an FBI agent in Jerusalem who discovers a 2000 year old plot. She suggests an episode on the Shroud of Turin in season 2 which she describes this way:

Supposedly the Shroud of Turin (many people believe it’s the shroud in which Jesus of Nazareth was buried) defies carbon testing, DNA testing, has a strange indecipherable pattern — what could the real-world meaning be behind this holy object? Even if it dissolves into Da Vinci Code “Jesus’ descendants” nonsense, it will surely be fun.

Now, doesn’t that sound like a television critic.

And Then:  There is a posting that appeared in the Italian language Sacra Sindone blog. What follows is is a Google translation, which in itself is ludicrous:

This is portrait of King Louis IX with his young wife. For me and my mother appears OBVIOUS that the man of the shroud and Religion IX (who died at the age of 56 years) are the SAME PERSON. This portrait of King Louis IX as a young man, has "escaped" to Phil Kingippo beauty, which destroyed all authentic portraits of King Louis IX and made it to the other false, because it was he – because of money -a pass the shroud done with the body of King Louis, to that of Jesus’ . In fact he did kill the Templars because they wanted at all costs to say the truth, and that was the reason that even the Pope Celestine V is bare ‘papal event not to give in to his blackmail; As for the sheet, it may have been made with a type of seaweed that has the characteristic similar to a carbon copy.

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7 thoughts on “A Touch of the Ludicrous for a Tuesday Morning”

  1. So Colin and Charles are both wrong. De Moley was not the guy in the T shirt. Carbon copies! That explains all those copies and the carbon dating problem, as well.

  2. Two most peculiar entries. Pope Saint Celestine V, a Benedictine hermit, a compromise pontiff from outside the conclave whom at the age of 80 years, the cardinals persuaded to accept election in 1294, after they were dead-locked for over two years with the seat still vacant. Totally unsuited to the ordeals of the office, he abdicated after only 5 months, the first pope to do so, and to avoid any schism arising under his name he was confined to a monk’s cell. Pontificate July 5 to Dec 13, 1294; d. May 19, 1296, canonized May 5, 1313.

    Celestine had nothing at all to do with the suppression of the Templar order, Phillip the Fair implemented his campaign against the order beginning on 13 October 1307, when seneschals throughout France first opened their orders to arrest every templar they could find.

    There is no more fact in any of the other statements given in these postings than there is in that concerning Pope Celestine.

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