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TURIN SHROUD CLOTH, IS THERE TEXT ON IT?
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.
A lot of people are obsessed with trying to prove the cloth real. Not surprisingly, believers rant and rave about seeing text on the cloth. Despite the fact that we all know that if we look at mess we can imagine we see patterns and perhaps even letters in it, the believers like Dr Frale imagine they can read the death certificate of Jesus on the cloth. They see images of crucifixion tools and Palestinian plants and flowers and coins over the eyes. Such activity by believers casts suspicion on their scholarship.
Dr Barbara Frale, Vatican Researcher alleges that she can make out that the death cert says that Jesus was Jesus the Nazarene and was crucified in the year sixteen of Tiberias and was taken down off the cross in early evening and is sent for burial with the obligation that he be buried with his family after a year. Hilarious. Such fantasy shows the delusional power of religion. Many professionals who are religious are happy to become nutcases for doing so will earn them the respect of their co-religionists. Their nonsense shows that they are convinced deep down that the unbelievers are right to scorn the authenticity of the shroud. They don't want to admit that the scorn is justified so they make fools of themselves in their attempts to reinforce their own delusion and to inflict it on others.
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