About Religious Relics

If someone showed you an ancient comb and told you, “This once tamed the flowing locks of Alexander the Great”, what would your reaction be?

“Yeah, pull the other one”, right?

So why when you’re shown St.Stanley of South London’s pinkie do you take it any more seriously?

Simply put: The odds are against all relics. Finding material remains is lucky enough. Connecting them to historical persons is a much tougher gamble. Especially connecting them to people who weren’t royalty or disgustingly rich.

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