If nobody believed in superstition it would be unable to hurt anyone
IF THE SHROUD DEPICTS JESUS THERE WOULD BE SOME
The Turin Shroud is the most famous relic in the world. Millions believe that it is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ bearing his crucified and bloodied image.
The cloth is kept at Turin in Italy. The cloth is an
enigma. Many say it is a miracle.
The Christians think that Jesus was buried in the Shroud
for nearly three days and during this time the image appeared on the cloth.
The Shroud of Turin image shows no signs that it
contained a decomposing body. Jesus was buried for nearly three days and bodies
decomposed fast in the Palestine climate. There should be some sign of
decomposing. The freedom from decomposition is verified in http://www.skepticalspectacle.com.
It is ridiculous to surmise that Jesus came to earth to suffer and die on the
cross and wouldn’t decay a bit until he raised his body up again. His body was
decaying all his life and restoring itself like we all do, he aged which is
decomposing alive. Why would a god who was willing to undergo a humiliating
birth and death preserve his body. Why not let it rot as much as it should for
the three days and then restore it to life? What makes it worse is that there is
no evidence in the New Testament that the resurrection was a revival of the
human body of Jesus. All it says is that it had the seed of the new resurrection
body of Jesus which was more like a spirit than a body but nevertheless a body.
Jesus’ blood should have decomposed a bit. He wasn’t
going to resurrect it for there is no flesh and blood in the kingdom of Heaven
according to St Paul. So the blood didn’t matter. The blood that spilled from
the cross decomposed. But not on the Turin Shroud. What you have on it is blood
that is so well-preserved you would swear it was paint or some compound made by
an artist. All this is very suspicious. It indicates that the Shroud is not the
burial cloth of Jesus. It may be a miracle duplicate but miracles prove nothing
though religion tries to pretend they are evidence from Heaven that its
doctrines are true. If you look to miracles as evidence you will be confused
forever for every religion has them and has experts to defend them. Miracles can
be used as an excuse for defending any tall story. So whatever the Shroud can
do, it cannot prove that Jesus existed. In fact it warns us to be wary of
miracles! A miracle burial cloth that is not a burial cloth can’t be warning us
any louder than that! Besides, we have evidence from the New Testament itself
that Jesus did not die when the Church claims he died. The shroud is made to
look like it supports the Church so the shroud is fake. It is refuted by the
written evidence. If it is a miracle it is still not stopping us from
disbelieving in Christ with a clear conscience.
Bodies in Palestine will decompose faster than bodies in
the United Kingdom. Bodies in the UK are displayed at wakes and funeral parlours
until the third day after death. They are displayed a lot less than 72 hours and
yet the following procedures are necessary for undertakers. Steps have to be
taken to make sure there is no decomposition until the body is in the grave. The
body is wiped with disinfectant to stop maggots and worms and insects from
infesting the corpse while it is on display. Steps have to be taken to stop
fluids being ejected from the stomach through the mouth. The mouth needs to be
sewn together. The penis needs to be tied and the anus stuffed with cotton wool
containing preservative chemicals. This is to stop leaks from those areas. The
man on the Shroud shows no signs of behaving like a dead body should without
these treatments. And this despite him being supposedly buried in Palestine! No
matter what the mad scientists say, there was definitely no body in the Shroud.
If there was, then the man was not Jesus or wasn’t in the Shroud long. Jesus
supposedly was buried on Friday night and disappeared from the tomb on Sunday
morning. He was in his shroud longer than the Shroud man was in his.
The Christians might say that the lack of decomposition is a miracle. It is
wrong to use miracles as explanations for mysteries or to get around facts one
does not like. The sensible Christians go in search of evidence to show their
belief in miracles is justified. They do not guess that a miracle has happened.
They only consider miracles when somebody has experienced a possible miracle and
claims a miracle happened. But do such Christians exist?
The Shroud man is not Jesus Christ.
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