What's your favourite miracle ?

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What's your favourite miracle ?

Post by mistermack » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Mine is the Turin Shroud. There is a bit of mystery about it, although it's surrounded by the usual bullshit.

It was accurately dated in 1978 using carbon isotopes by truly independent labs, and they found the cloth was made around 1300, so that's fairly conclusive. There is history of it, going back to that era, so it's genuinely old and not a modern fake.
It is a genuine negative image, there's no doubt about that, even though most of the pictures you see online have had computer trickery to enhance the contrast and colours.
I love a mystery, and how the image was produced IS a genuine mystery, although not anything more than that.

My theory is that it was originally painted as an ordinary image, and seven hundred years of exposure to light and the occasional scorching has somehow produced darkening where it had light coloured paint, and lighter shades where the paint was dark.
The original paint shrivelled to nothing and has shaken off over the years.


My other favourite miracle is the moving statues of Ballinspittle. It's bloody hilarious, and well worth reading up on.
I was in Ireland the year it happened, and rode my motorbike all the way from Rosslare to Ennis, and every statue or grotto or churchyard along the way had crowds of people gathered around, staring at statues. Many of them swearing blind that they could see it moving.
The whole country went a little bit mad.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:08 pm

Mother Teresa curing cancer 3 years after her death.
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:52 am

That I decide to keep living for yet another day.
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Post by Svartalf » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 am

pErvinalia wrote:That I decide to keep living for yet another day.
man, I've been doing that for 15 or 25 years...
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:20 am

mistermack wrote:The whole country went a little bit mad.
It always was. It has taken years shaking off the power of the church but at long last the country is winning. Once the church is finally removed from education and its final bulwark the GAA nobody will be looking at moving statues except those that have had a wee bit to much of the water of life.
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Post by cronus » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:30 am

A miracle no nukes have been used openly since WW2.
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:32 am

"Openly".. :ask: :galaxian:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:33 am

That fact that I am still live is quite a miracle and made it to 69. No other man in my family (reasonably extended) has made it.
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Post by Rum » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:12 am

Well water into wine - ofc!!

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Post by Hermit » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:15 am

cronus wrote:A miracle no nukes have been used openly since WW2.
Except for the 2050 nuclear explosions between 1946 and 1998 that we know of.


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Post by JimC » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:00 pm

I'd be a fucking holy roller if they ever did the water into gin thing...
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Post by mistermack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:That fact that I am still live is quite a miracle and made it to 69. No other man in my family (reasonably extended) has made it.
Pathetic !!

I made it to 69 when I was 19.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:30 pm

Old I was 15.
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Re: What's your favourite miracle ?

Post by laklak » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:38 pm

Svartalf wrote:
pErvinalia wrote:That I decide to keep living for yet another day.
man, I've been doing that for 15 or 25 years...
So have we all. I decided not to off myself last night, though it was a rather close decision.

As far as miracles go, it's the 1969 New York Mets.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Re: What's your favourite miracle ?

Post by mistermack » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:43 pm

The Turin Shroud has had a hell of a lot of trickery over the years, to enhance the effect.

This is what is routinely shown as original/negative :



And this is what the reversal looks like when I do it on photoimpact :

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