The Shroud of Turin
From: "Tim Wallace-Murphy"
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 19:05:07 +0100
In respect of the Shroud of Turin mentioned earlier today. The idea that it
might have been the Shroud of Jacques de Molay was simply one of the crazier
hypotheses floated by our good friends Knight and Lomas to try and explain
the Shroud's origins in the light of the carbon dating which stated that the
Shroud was medieval. It was an idea for which there was not one shred of
evidence, direct or circumstantial.
Recent studies by an American microbiologist, Dr. Garza-Valdes has proven
that the shroud samples used in the carbon-dating were contaminated and that
the subsequent results are highly questionable. On the balance of evidence
available at the moment, it is highly likely that the Shroud is indeed
contemporaneous with the time of Jesus and may even be his Shroud. The
contamination exceeded 60% of the examined material. The leading
scientist involved in the carbon dating has agreed publically that the results
are now of dubious value.
Therefore, those fantasists who rushed to provide improbable answers to the
origins of the Shroud as a result of the carbon dating, have a considerable
amount of egg on their faces. The truth, whatever that may eventually prove
to be, may soon be revealed.
When I first read The Second Messiah,
Bob Lomas asked me what I thought of
it. I replied that it was well written but I did'nt buy their thesis. He
replied that he wasn't sure he did.
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 17:47:16 +0100
The Knights Templar were disbanded in 1307. The
shroud of Turin is in
fact not the imprint of Christ but the imprint of Jacques De Molay, the
last grandmaster of the Knights Templar. It was put on display 50
years after his death by the family of Jeffrey De Charney. The wounds
suffered by De Molay are the same as those suffered by Christ.
"Carbon Dating has conclusively shown that the shroud of Turin dates from
between 1260 - 1380..."
It's interesting that the carbon dating were released by the Roman
Catholic Church on October 13th 1989. October 13th is the day on which
[the members of the Templar order were arrested].
From: "Tim Wallace-Murphy"
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 22:51:33 +0100
Re the shroud, suggest you read Ian Wilson's The Blood and the Shroud
more importantly, Garza-Valdes own book, The DNA of God
which, despite its
appalling title provides a compelling scientific argument for a
re-assessment of the carbon dating. Early next spring, Element Books are to
publish our latest work,
Rex Deus: the True Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau
which lays out, in some detail, how the Templars held the Shroud for over a
century before it passed into the hands ofd the de Charney family.