Personally, I don’t believe in any type of religion but I respect those that do. They believe what they want no matter that there really is no proof regarding the existence of God. What is a generally accepted fact, though, is that there was a man named Jesus.
Scientists and religious people think they have a lot of facts and proof about Jesus. One of them is called stigmata. Stigmata are bodily marks in locations corresponding to the cruxifiction wounds of Jesus! Stigmata is the plural of the Greek word stigma, meaning a mark that might have been used for identification of an animal or slave. Stigmata are usually associated with the Roman Catholic faith. Almost all reports of stigmatas are from Roman Catholic people.
More proof that has to do with Jesus, they state, is the Shroud of Turin. The Shroud of Turin is an old linen cloth that shows the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus. It is also said to have been the cloth that wrapped his crucified body. Modern scientists have completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and research on the Shroud. But dissapointingly, there are no signs of blood. Also, the shroud has been carbon dated to the 12th or 13th century, proving that it could not have been Jesus’ death shroud.
We have more proof, but the last one I’m going to cover is the Priory of Sion. The Priory of Sion is supposedly a secret society that most historians have determined is fake. The Priory supposedly protects and keeps secret the descendents of Jesus. It was prominently featured in Dan Brown’s blockbuster book The DaVinci Code.
So even though many Christians think of these things as proof, most of them have been debunked by objective people. The shroud has been proven to be 1200-1300 years older than Jesus, the Priory of Sion has been outed as fictional, and even the Catholic church doesn’t believe in stigmata. So when people ask the question “Is it true?”, I ask the same one.