are closer to the Kingdom of God than believers whose life of faith is ‘routine’ and who regard the church merely as an institution, without letting it touch their hearts, or letting the faith touch their hearts." I would have said Agnostics and all Christians who are constantly exercised by the question of God. But Sullivan is also saying that practicing the tenets of one’s faith is a bridge across doubt.And might we say Jews and Muslims have doubts, as well. I have avoided explaining what I meant about taking this into consideration when talking about the Shroud of Turin because I need to think about it some more.Because, let’s not forget, what we see in Turin is a photographic negative and no one has ever managed to explain how it was made”.Because of her attitude many people have made their minds up that Anna Benvenuti belongs in the Catholic sphere. Labels get put on jam jars and not on eyes, otherwise goodbye knowledge.OF ALL RELIGIOUS RELICS, the reputed burial cloth of Christ held since 1578 in Turin has generated the greatest controversy.
Initially this was dismissed because it is not obvious to the naked eye.
The image lacks the sharp outline and vivid color of a painting and is described as "melting away" as the viewer approaches the cloth.
Yet the consensus of skeptical opinion up to the 1930s (with a few surviving remnants today) was that the image was indeed a medieval painting of Jesus which had through time taken on the appearance of a truly ancient relic.
Even the famous Atheist Richard Dawkins admits it is controversial.
Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Laboratory, thinks more testing is needed. This is because there are significant scientific and non-religious reasons to doubt the validity of the tests.