If nobody believed in superstition it would be unable to hurt anyone
Skepticism in Photos
An allegedly miraculous image of Jesus on a Shroud that has a man with his head cut off, hair hanging down as if he was standing up! And too much blood for a dead man!
Our imagination can make patterns if we let it,
The marks are actually blood from some minor wounds that flowed across the back when Jesus was laid in the tomb. Bleeding from small wounds like that indicates that the man was buried alive! The blood should thicken where the fat of the body meets the cloth and the stone its lying on. It should gather there but we don’t see that having happened. That is suspicious and indicates that as realistic as the blood flow is it is fake.
This is the picture that according to Turin Shroud authenticity defenders like Ian Wilson, proves the Shroud existed before the date given by the 1988 carbon dating
You see that the image of the herringbone weave they are on
about being the same as that of the Turin Shroud is just the pattern on the
sepulchre lid. It is stiff with
the pictures of the cloths Jesus was wrapped in on top of it. The plain Shroud Jesus lay on in the
first picture is shown on top of the lid bunched up. Yet they lie that the cloth in this
image has the same pattern as the weave of the Shroud. You see that the depicted cloth is just
enough to cover one half of the body not like the Turin Cloth which can cover
the whole body back and front. The
corpse in the image is depicted as clean from wounds after being washed unlike
This picture allegedly appeared miraculously on a cloak, miracles don’t contain errors but this picture does
Elizabeth K was hypnotised to induce stigmata and bloody tears from the eyes. It is said this lady, Elizabeth K, pinpricked the lids of her eyes as the blood seems to come from around the eyes. She has got no blood in her eyes in the photograph. But it is possible that there wasn’t much blood so it didn’t show much. And the tears of blood we see would have been mainly her natural tears mixed with blood – wiping the blood away from the eyes? The lady was hypnotised by a Doctor who testified it caused the bleeding and who checked her eyelids and stated she bled from the inside of the eyes. And her eyes could have wiped themselves but leaving blood on the lids by the time the doctor got around to taking the photograph. Also some do make the point that what is important is that the blood came not where it came out of. So it doesn’t matter if it came outside the eyes or from inside the lids. What is important is that hypnosis did it for her. The doctor believed she was psychologically similar but not the same as stigmatic people which was why he believed hypnosis could produce stigmata in her. He thought stigmata was caused by self-hypnosis induced by highly neurotic and rare and strong mystical states.
If Elizabeth K is a fraud why did she have such poor stigmata?
St Theresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart
This cloth was supposedly wrapped around the head of Jesus on the cross and it allegedly supports the Turin Shroud’s authenticity. We will see that if it does that then both cloths are forgeries.
We are to believe that the cloth was put around the head while Jesus was on the cross. Why would anybody need to do that with the burial cloths nearby? Those who were burying Jesus were in a hurry for the Jewish rest was drawing close so they weren’t going to waste time putting a cloth around a man dead on a cross and especially when the tomb was nearby. Also the nasal stains of blood on the Sudarium show that the first stain dried and the second formed from fresh blood and mucus. So they put it over a live man’s head? So he was able to secrete blood as if he was alive after the first blob dried? The Sudarium has crown of thorn wounds indicating that some relic makers were killing people to make relics for the Church! See www.shroud.com on the Sudarium.
Pio was making his own stigmata according to the photographic evidence. Also though he said he cleaned them more than once every day the wounds are dirtier as he got older indicating that he wanted them to be more easily photographed. He pretended he didn’t want his marks to be seen. One would expect a man like him who professed such respect for the Mass to keep the wounds bandaged in case a scab falls on the communion wafer or worse into the chalice. So he did want his wounds to be seen.
Vicka Ivankovic while supposedly in ecstasy during Feb 1984 and detached from the world while having an apparition jumps away when Jean-Louis pretended he was sticking his fingers in her eyes.
She claimed later she jumped back because she thought the Virgin Mary was going to drop the baby Jesus. But why then did she jump away and not towards the apparition to save the baby? How could she even think the Virgin would be so clumsy? How could the Virgin act so clumsy? Crazy pro-Med doctor František Mráček has some drivel on the Internet claiming that she reacted too slowly to the fingers so it wasn’t the fingers made her move! www.medjugorje.hr/Mracek%20Vicka%20en.htm . The picture we have is on his website and despite his claim that the facial expressions of the visionaries are the same at this time you can see that the two visionaries in the picture again are looking in different directions. The visionary next Vicka does not jump in any form at all – she shows no reaction to the supposed clumsiness of the Virgin.