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As quoted in Stephen E. Jones's blog on the Shroud of Turin, atheist and shroud critic Steven Schafersman states:
«Either the shroud is authentic... or it is a product of human artifice... Is there a possible third hypothesis? No, and here's why.
Both Wilson and Stevenson and Habermas go to great lengths to demonstrate that the man imaged on the shroud must be Jesus Christ and not someone else. After all, the man on this shroud was flogged, crucified, wore a crown of thorns, did not have his legs broken, was nailed to the cross, had his side pierced, and so on.
Stevenson and Habermas even calculate the odds as 1 in 83 million that the man on the shroud is not Jesus Christ... I agree with them on all of this. If the shroud is authentic, the image is that of Jesus.» (Schafersman, 1982, p.42)»