Daily Archives: 19/12/2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

It strikes me that Christopher Hitchens was the sort who would loudly proclaim that he neither wanted nor expected any praise from Christians after his death, all the time knowing that he would get plenty of posthumous words of praise from them … Continue reading

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Update on the latest scientific findings about the Shroud of Turin: image “is impossible to obtain in a laboratory”

Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ’s authentic burial robe The new study suggests that one of Catholic Christianity’s most prized but mysterious relics, the Turin Shroud, is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ. … Continue reading

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More criticism of Tesco after appalling intolerant remarks by supermarket giant’s senior executive Nick Lansley

Religious groups boycott Tesco over senior executive’s ‘evil’ Christians comment Religious groups are boycotting Tesco after a senior executive at the supermarket giant described Christians as “evil” for opposing gay marriage. Nick Lansley, Tesco’s head of research and development, said he … Continue reading

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The Shroud of Turin can’t be a medieval fake — ENEA scientists conclude after five-year study

As the saying goes, I don’t have a dog in this race — I have no idea if the Shroud of Turin is a genuine or “constructed” holy relic.  But the latest scientific findings are very interesting – that they found it … Continue reading

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