Cannot prove the shroud is authentic

JoeMama wrote: Sat Jun 03, 2023 11:46 pm So, in summary: Believers probably cannot ever prove it’s an image of Jesus’ face, but neither can skeptics ever prove it’s not.

There is no need for anyone to prove anything. As I’ve said at the onset:

otseng wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 7:41 am Like all arguments I’ve made in this thread, I’m not out to prove Jesus was resurrected, but I will attempt to show there are evidence to support it and that it is a reasonable position to hold.

Here’s what skeptic philosopher Austin Dacey says about proof being not necessary.

To conclude, have we proven a negative? Well, the word “prove” is tricky. Sometimes proving means offering reasons that establish a claim with certainty beyond any possibility of doubt or error. It would be nice if all questions could be resolved with this degree of certainty. But, in fact, almost nothing we can know, including our scientific knowledge, can be proved in this sense except in logic and mathematics perhaps. … xist-dacey

So, proof is not the issue. The issue is what is the most reasonable explanation for the shroud. And as I’ve argued in my summary argument, the most rational explanation is it is the authentic burial shroud of Jesus.