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Re: Joseph of Arimathea
Thursday, May 2, 2002, 5:35:46 AM, you wrote:
> email@example.com writes:
>> Shroud of Tunis? I think you mean the Shroud of Turin, a medieval fake
> Fake? Why, hadn't you heard? The latest buzz is that it is Jacques
> DeMolay's image (really, that is the current story, "supported" by the
> carbon-14 testing).
When it was first presented to the public it was presented as an image
of Jesus, and Pope Clement declared it a fraud.
As an object it is real, of course. As what it is generally claimed
to be, it is a fake, which is what I meant. I'm aware of the claims by
Knight and Lomas (and their suggestion that Jesus was an ugly dwarf,
there were two of him, etc.).
A skeptical, or rather dismissive, review of their book is at http://www.masonicinfo.com/books/secondmessiah.htm
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