Another person has weighed in on the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin. An Italian scientist has figured out a way to reproduce the Shroud and the image it contains using material and techniques available in the middle ages. Scientists have previously used carbon dating to determine that the Shroud was from somewhere between 1260 and 1390. The ability to reproduce the Shroud seems to support this date-range.
I am sure some Christians will be up in arms over this and ready to defend the Shroud at all costs. Personally, I do not really care. In fact, I am probably one of the last people who will ever be convinced that the Shroud (or the Ossuary of James) is not a fake. I think that many, if not most, Christians would concur with me. That is why this story will not even be discussed at most churches in the coming days and weeks. It simply is a non-issue. (I write from a Protestant perspective. Catholic Christians may have a much different view than mine.)
What do you think? Am I wrong? Should Christians be prepared to defend the Shroud at all costs? Will your church discuss this issue any time soon?