I assume that most readers of CED are primarily interested in creation, evolution and intelligent design issues and only secondarily (if at all) interested in Shroud of Turin related issues, and vice-versa.
[Above: Perfect fit of overlay of the Shroud of Turin on the Sudarium of Oviedo, Wikipedia]
Therefore I have started a new blog, TheShroudofTurin (TSoT), solely devoted to the Shroud of Turin and related issues. In future I will (with perhaps only rare exceptions) post all my blogged articles and comments relating to the Shroud of Turin (including the Sudarium of Oviedo), there and not here on CED.
Accordingly, I will continue with my series, "Bogus: Shroud of Turin?" from part #10: "The Sudarium of Oviedo's blood and pollen closely match the Shroud's" on my new blog.
I will try to divide my blog postings equally between the two blogs.
Stephen E. Jones, BSc. (Biology).
Leviticus 26:27-35 27"'If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, 28then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. 29You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. 30I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols, and I will abhor you. 31I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings. 32I will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled. 33I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. 34Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I enjoy your blog, but all the Shroud of Turin stuff was starting to grate on me.
>Thanks you ... I enjoy your blog, but all the Shroud of Turin stuff was starting to grate on me.
Thanks for your feedback. As I said, I expected that would be the case for some, if not most of my CED readers.
However, as I also said, in my introductory post on my new TheShroudofTurin blog, if the Shroud of Turin really is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ, and not only that but its image of Him on it was formed by His resurrection (as seems to be the only viable explanation), then at one fell swoop it:
1) proves Christianity to be true; and
2) falsifies the twin supporting pillars of evolution, in the "standard scientific theory sense of "God had no part in this process":
"Facing such a reality, perhaps we should not be surprised at the results of a 2001 Gallup poll confirming that 45 percent of Americans believe `God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so'; 37 percent prefer a blended belief that `human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process'; and a paltry 12 percent accept the standard scientific theory that `human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.'" (Shermer, M.B., "The Gradual Illumination of the Mind," Scientific American, February 2002. My emphasis).
namely Materialism (i.e. matter is all there is = there is no God) and Naturalism (i.e. nature is all there is = there is no supernatural = there is no God)!
So my blogging on the Shroud of Turin is very relevant to the creation, evolution, design struggle, and (for me at least) a logical extension, if not a transcending, of it.
Stephen E. Jones
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