Fr. Longenecker thinks the Shroud of Turin…

Fr. Longenecker thinks the Shroud of Turin… January 3, 2012

…is the real deal.

So do I. I never bought the gleeful and rushed debunking in 1988 and everything since then has persuaded me it had all the scientific rigor (and hype) of cold fusion. There’s nothing like it in the world and the fact that nobody has been able to reproduce it at this late date, plus the fact that it reveals a knowledge of crucifixion utterly unavailable in the 14th Century, plus the fact that the pollen is traceable and dateable to 1st century Palestine screams “authentic”. Only an a priori commitment to materialism fuels the mulish insistence that it’s a fraud. If it’s a fraud, make another one.

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