reply to post by RevelationGeneration
The man depicted in the shroud is exactly how Jesus was depicted in Art post 4th Century BCE, he has European features and long hair.
Regardless of how the majority of European and North American Art depicts Jesus he was a Jew and had features that were common to this area, not
European features. He did not have long flowing hair if Jesus existed he would have looked like all other men of this period and for Jewish men did
not have long hair as it was seen as unacceptable and an affront to God. If you choose to believe the Bible (John 8:59 and Luke 8.30) it states that
Jesus looked like all the other men of this period and was able to blend into a crowd, this would never had been possible if he had long flowing hair
and everyone else had short hair !
Arab men of this period did not look European and it is insulting to try and depict them as such, it just seems that a lot of Christians have problems
with a supposed Saviour who was not white or fair skinned. When Christianity began to take over as the majority religion of the Roman Empire in the
4th Century Jesus was depicted very much as a God the people were familiar with (Zeus with flowing hair, Serapis etc) so that the illiterate masses
could look at a depiction and know who it was and that he was a God.
Do I know how the Shroud was made and could I make one ? - probably not but that does not make it a miracle, I don't know how a 747 'plane is built
and could not replicate one but that is not a miracle either.
I suppose faith is all about ignoring facts and believing the unbelievable but it is insulting to those of us who actually use our brains (God given
or otherwise !) to spout a lot of drivel that is neither historically or Scientifically correct to try and prove a Medieval fake is genuine.