New dating methods result in a 2000 year old date for the Shroud of Turin

While the shroud if real is an awesome thing I am concerned that to many things and people have been turned into idols. It is nice to glance down at things like the Shroud, but your prayers and worship should only be focused on Jesus.

Theo-sophical Ruminations

Shroud of TurinThe Shroud of Turin – the purported burial cloth of Jesus which contains the faint image of a crucified man – was the subject of intense scientific examination in the mid 1980s.  Based on a carbon-14 dating of the fibers, scientists dated the shroud to A.D. 1260-1390.  For most, this was all the proof they needed to conclude that the shroud was a medieval forgery.

Other evidence, however, suggests that it is genuine.  One theory put forward to explain the medieval date determined by C-14 dating is that the fibers used for the test were either contaminated (from either the lab, or from the fire in 1532 that nearly destroyed the Shroud), or were not part of the original Shroud (the Shroud was patched by weaving new threads into the old threads).

Recently, a group of scientists in Italy conducted tests on the fibers using three different dating methods…

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On Mother’s Day

To everyone with a happy intact family Happy Mother’s Day!
Today isn’t happy for some, Many kids were abused and neglected , some have mothers who have passed on, many tragically early.
For some woman this day is a reminder that they are unable to have children of their own, some have lost their kids via some tragedy. In these wild times broken families unfortunately are a common occurrence.   If you know your family and know that they love you do not take it for granted. It is a privilege that some do not have.

If your family is broken, and there is a chance to repair it, today is a good day to try.
Broken families are all to common, and as someone who has no birth mother to call I know how painful that is, but broken families do not have to break you. If today isn’t a day of celebration for you, find someone to celebrate. If you are a mother without a child, find a child without a mother and take them under your wing. If you are a child without a mother find a mother without a child, and love them.