The Shroud of Turin
Last week, a research team from Padua University concluded that the The Shroud of Turin carbon dates back to somewhere between 280 B.C. and A.D. 220. While not officially declaring The Shroud of Turin a relic, Pope Francis spoke about the inspirational power of this burial cloth that some believe shows the face of Jesus Christ.
Doubters argue that this image isn’t necessarily Jesus’ face. At the time of Jesus’ burial, there was but one barber in all of Calvary, and Jesus’ signature long feathered cut and full beard, known as “The Jesus,” was highly requested by men who loved Jesus’ look. So some argue that this image could be the face of literally thousands of men who copied Jesus’ style.
The Doodles of Corinth
Said to be drawn by Jesus himself during a particularly boring administrative meeting with his disciples, The Doodles of Corinth also carbon date back to the time of Christ. And shed interesting light on the fact that, even for the alleged Son of God, wedgies were funny.
Doubters question these crude drawings, citing that, a carpenter by trade, Jesus would be better at drawing. Or at least God would gift his Son with a slightly better understanding of perspective.
The Diary of Mary Magdalene
While speculation still surrounds the authenticity of this document, the Diary of Mary Magdalene fuels the ever-controversial debate about her and Jesus’ relationship.
In question is whether or not the “Sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G” poem existed in ancient times.
The Chair of Thesselonica
Paul the Apostle is known and respected for his Letters in the New Testament. But back in the day, he was also regaled as an epic prankster. The Chair of Tesselonica is said to be the chair Paul took with him on his proselytizing journeys and used to pull out from under people when they tried to sit down.
The chair is said to still posses the mischievous spirit of Paul. Believers travel across the world to sit on the chair in hopes of it miraculously being pulled out from under their bottoms.
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