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The Bible History Daily feature Roman Crucifixion Methods Reveal the History of Crucifixion includes a full “Scholars’ Corner: New Analysis of the Crucified Man,” by Hershel Shanks.
Scholars have long assumed that early Christians did not depict Jesus’ crucifixion; however, a christogram symbol depicting Jesus’ crucifixion sets the date back by 150-200 years. Read The Staurogram: The earliest images of Jesus on the cross in Bible History Daily.
originally posted by: ReturnofTheSonOfNothing
But of course it's not distorted, which is evidence that the image was created while the shroud was spread flat.
if, on the other hand, you suggest the image was created by some magical non-physical or supernatural process, then you have descended into the realm of special pleading in order to justify your faith in this obvious - obvious - pious fraud.
originally posted by: colbe
What? Secular Huffington Post is admitting their God, science has found the Shroud to be miraculous!
Allegations of supporting pseudo-science
The Huffington Post has been criticized by several science bloggers, as well as online news sources, for including articles by supporters of alternative medicine and anti-vaccine activists and for allegedly "censoring" rebuttals written by science bloggers before publishing them.
Steven Novella, president of the New England Skeptical Society, criticized The Huffington Post for allowing homeopathy proponent Dana Ullman to have a blog there:
Dana Ullman, a notorious homeopathy apologist, actually has a regular blog over at HuffPo. For those of us who follow such things, the start of his blog there marked the point of no return for the Huffington Post – clearly the editors had decided to go the path of Saruman and "abandon reason for madness." They gave up any pretence of caring about scientific integrity and became a rag of pseudoscience.
originally posted by: pleasethink
The Ten Commandments were originated in the Old Testament. I would go further to say that if we all implemented these rules into our lives, we would live in a permanent utopia.
In a thought experiment(in a kind of response to your sky fairy comment), ...... Now I look at all these things and see not a common single celled ancestor, but a builder utilizing a blueprint. And for that I am foolish? Hmmm...
You are welcome to your interpretation. But in any other situation, you would be the crazy one. Think about it.
originally posted by: pleasethink
First point you made, you could more correctly state all human societies suffer poor societal conditions, as man tends to do messed up things to each other no matter what they believe. And I'm not gonna go into Marx.
Second point, I don't even know if you read what I wrote, or just skimmed and fired back.
But the point I made was not one made from ignorance, but from a broad general understanding of multiple topics, as I like to dabble. There is a drive for understanding I possess, and I believe it shows. When one looks at a circuit board, do you see random bits of metal and weird plastic thingies also? I'm just curious. You utilize the most complicated mechanism ever understood to exist in our physical world to think about things and make a logic call as to what you believe. But then you miss the fact that the complex machinery that allows this process to occur is also surrounded by a perfectly balanced system designed to support the continued existence of this thing we call life. From my understanding of random events, laws do not exist. That is why they are random. But yet laws are all around you, quite literally everywhere you look. You literally have to deny all known understanding to believe that this is random.
As far as how He did it, the Bible clearly states it was spoken into existence. Speech is a vibration. I could go further into the fact that everything that exists has a specific vibration and that tapping into this vibration can do wild stuff, but that might be beyond a lot of peoples capability of understanding. Resonance is very interesting indeed. Just ask Tesla. Look at Cymatics. That is the introductory version. Like I have stated, I didn't grab a Bible with belief, I started more like you actually. Analytical with the hopes of disproving falsehoods. But then I started to see reality falling into place around me. It's like the red pill in the Matrix. Once you get lead to see it, you start to see it everywhere. It's pretty involved and shows a perfection of all levels of understanding. To say what He has made is impressive, is really not explaining it fully, you'd have to create another word.
And lastly, it clearly indicates what I think it does, if you would have read what I said and compared it to the life you and I live on Earth. Please provide an experiment to prove evolution. Oh yeah, can't really. I've heard about certain bacterias adapting to different mediums as a quasi proof, and imagine that would be coming. But that isn't really a species becoming an entirely different species now is it? In fact people live in the coldest climates on Earth. That is called adaptation. Not evolution. If I showed you a rock, would you say it was created? Probably not, right? Except by a random process of water and pressure. But if I showed you a computer, you or any other person of learned capability would see the elements of design despite not ever having interacted with it. Why? Because of the mechanisms working in unison to perform an action. Think about it, bud. Just think about it. If we were talking about some ufo that fell out of the sky, and they put on the news that it was some random rock formation, you'd be crying out to holy hell about how it's a cover up and etc etc. But because its human, it's a random formation. This is called programming. Also conditioned response. But that's another topic. On that note, 2+2=5 if 5 of your peers think it is. Scientifically proven. You'll deny logic because of peer pressure.
with historical accounts to his existence. In fact, almost no scholar worth anything denies He existed,
they just refute the miracles.