Monday, June 2, 2008

Shroud of Turin Going Back on Public Display

Pope Benedict says that the controversial Shroud of Turin is going back on display in 2010. Many believe that the Shroud was the burial cloth for Jesus Christ.

The last time the Shroud was put on public display was for the Catholic jubilee year in 2000.

The cloth measuring 4.4 by 1.2 meters (14.5 by 3.9 feet), bears the inexplicable image — eerily reversed like a photographic negative — of a crucified man.

The cloth shows the back and front of a bearded man with long hair, his arms crossed on his chest, while the entire cloth is marked by what appears to be rivulets of blood from wounds in the wrists, feet and side.

Carbon testing in 1988 indicated that it is likely the cloth is the fake from the 13th century. The Shroud is naturally located in Turin.

The Christ Clone Trilogy by James Beauseigneur is centered around a scientist finding DNA of Christ on the Shroud and attempting to clone Jesus. The clone inexplicably turns out to be the anti-Christ. The trilogy is a very good and interesting read of how the last days could turn out.


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