It is apparent by the responses to my previous post, "Bad News for the Christ-Haters" that most of those who attacked the post are definitely not up-to-date concerning the most current research on the Shroud. This worst nightmare of those who would deny the existence of God and the truth of the claim of Jesus Christ to be divine once again has frustrated the hopes of those who would like to see it dismissed, exposed by their god "Science" as a fake. They had thought this matter settled to their satisfaction a few years back when a previous study concluded that the Shroud was medieval in origin and thus could not be the burial cloth of Jesus (though even at that there were many aspects of the Shroud...including clear evidence of a knowledge of physiology far beyond what was known in medieval times...that they were not able to explain, as well as how the image on the shroud was produced in the first place) Now new studies of the Shroud have pretty much discredited the carbon dating done on the Shroud in the 1980's and established that it dates back to at least the 8th century and quite likely, due to very stong circumstantial evidence linking it to the Sudarion (facecloth) of Oviedo, all the way back to the 1st Century. Real scientists, who search for the truth as it is found and with no preconceptions and prejudices, will not be dismayed by this. Only clank worshippers of the false god "Science" will be made uncomfortable, because in their hubris they wouldlove to dismiss the reality of God. So they will ignore all the evidence pointing to the authenticity of the Shroud and the wonder of it's very existence and will discard Occam's Razor, seeking to find alternate explanations for the Shroud that require twistings of the evidence and logic even more fantastic and unlikely than accepting the unique and clearly divine/supernatural origin and nature of this object. Giove it up guys. You are clearly in denial in your rage against God who would put limits on your overweening pride. I am not against science. Science properly is a study of nature with no pejudices for or against the existence of a creator. But there are some...including some in this forum...who perversely see it as a weapon to use in a a hubristic war against God.