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The Shroud of Turin and Other Controversial Relics

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.

Some also argue this image depicts Jesus curing a man afflicted with Constipation

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.

Translation: (top line) Mary ❤ Jesus (second line) K-I-S-S-I-N-G

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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9 thoughts on “The Shroud of Turin and Other Controversial Relics

      • As I have been reading James, he seems to touch on this as well. For our faith to mean ainnhytg it must be evidenced by our works. The works do not save, faith in Christ saves. That faith however, if it is real will produce works. Works is the evidence of our faith.

      • April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pmWhat they have done is ARRESTED all the bonds on those governors. After 72 hours of hviang your bond arrested you are basically done! ALL public officials have to be bonded. When they screw up you can take their bonds. They took their bonds!This process works better than you kniw. Tim Turner has done this to Judges and they HAD to be removed from the bench because their bond was taken and once that happens you can not just obtain another bond. Those Judges are done! They can never be a Judge again! This is the same thing they just did to the governors. They are now under a bond by the People and they have to governern under the constitution now. If they don’t then they will be arrested. That is where the military will step in and remove them.This is a process like anything else. The main thing is they want this done peacefully and behind the scenes so not to upset the masses of People. Can you imagine if the fraud he was exposing got out to the masses? There would be a major uprising from the people wanting to lynch these politicians! That is the last thing they want to see happen. Think of all the thousands of people that have been victims of their fraud and prosecuted under their fraud and the number of lives destroyed over the years. The last thing they want is to have this get out to the public on a grand scale and create an uprising.Give it time. If this will work you will start to notice changes within the next 30 days. This is a 8 10 year process before everything is completely restored. But a lot of major things are suppose to happen over the next 30 days. We will see if any governors decide to step down in the next 30 days or if they all comply or whatever. In 30 days from now we will know whether this is really working or not.

  1. Interesting. I’m not saying it’s not Jesus. It just makes me wonder that if the shroud ended up being dated “Before Christ,” then seems like they wouldn’t have been copying “Jesus” beard and hairstyle anyway…(-:

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