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I want to call your attention to the italicized line that points out that scientists maintain that the Shroud is a medieval forgery! Science is supposed to examine evidence but it seems that when there is evidence presented that points to the supernatural, or in other words phenomena that is outside accepted scientific circles, than these so-called pillars of reason fall of their own weight! A cogent example is the recent work that was done examining the original sample that was taken for the Carbon dating when the Shroud was examined. It has now been proven that the sample was contaminated and that it contained re-woven threads of cotton that were dyed to match the original linen. Why doesn’t the media run with this story instead of saying that the Shroud is a forgery? Why can’t these critics examine Frale’s evidence before sounding off? I believe the reason for this is that if the Shroud proves that it is indeed from the first century, it may open up an entire new physics that these scientist are not willing to examine. The media refuse to carry the story that challenges the carbon dating on the Shroud. In fact the media always points to the FACT that carbon dating proved the Shroud a fake. I guess if you repeat the same story over and over again it becomes the truth? I have not seen the evidence that Frale has discovered, but before we either dismiss or embrace it, it might behoove us all to take a look at it with an open mind. After all isn’t that what science is supposed to be about? Having an open mind, to go where the evidence takes us and not have a predetermined mindset? I think the real problem, as I mentioned before is that if the Shroud was conclusively proven to be real then this would open a door to a new way of looking at the universe.
For those of us who believe in the rapture, the Shroud may be an example of this. In other words the body of Jesus, that lay in the tomb was translated, changed, and underwent an event so profound that it speaks of a physics we know nothing about! When this event occurred it left the impression that we see today on the Shroud. This artifact not only may be the “proof” that Jesus rose fro the dead, it may very well put to rest the debate on whether the rapture of the church will occur. Behold I tell you a mystery…. we shall rise to meet the Lord in the air…
I am pleased to announce that we will be carry ing the DVD The Fabric of Time. This is an incredible documentary on the Shroud of Turin. It will be available a my web site around the first of December!
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