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Shroud is fake: British journalist

Catholic World News - December 21, 2011

Tom Chivers of the Daily Telegraph insists that the Shroud of Turin is a medieval forgery. Chivers lightly dismisses the latest finding that there is no plausible scientific explanation for the image on the cloth, and bases his own skepticism mainly on Carbon-14 testing results, which have been called into question by subsequent research.

Chivers does, however, make the accurate observation that the truth of Christianity does not stand or fall on the evidence of the Shroud.

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  • Posted by: Chelle,SFO-MI - Dec. 21, 2011 8:00 PM ET USA

    Christianity doesn't stand or fall on the scientific evidence of the Shroud's authenticity...but what is sad is the failure of human beings to recognize a gift of love when they see it...that's what is truely shameful about the skeptics and all their years of arguing about one stupid FAILED "scientific" test.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 21, 2011 5:36 PM ET USA

    And, what is Chivers' expertise? Is he perhaps a scholar and expert on ancient textiles, or an expert on historical forensics, or is he merely a journalist who writes about scientific topics? I believe the latter is correct, so unless he has some new, accurate, evidence to the contrary, he should keep his opinions to himself. Concur also with AgnesDay, and add that the Shroud is further evidence of the Cross and Resurrection. A blessing, like the tilma image of OL of Guadalupe.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Dec. 21, 2011 1:18 PM ET USA

    Actually, the article isn't quite as ignorant as it appears on first reading. Where it falls apart is that the author asserts that an authentic Shroud is meaningless and signifies nothing. Untrue. An authentic Shroud reveals a God Who leaves the mark of His Lordship where He wills. Who is Mr. Chivers to suggest that He should not do so?

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