Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?


How and why the photos of the bodies of dead saints who have "miraculously" never decayed show how religion is prone to denying even what its eyes tell it and keeps lying to others



BELOW The most famous incorruptible of them all - St Bernadette of Lourdes.  Her body was found to have stayed largely in one rigid piece and was coated with wax to make it look more natural

BELOW John XXIII - An obviously touched up body

Funeral director Joseph Watts commented to the New York Daily News regarding the pope: “He was embalmed right away. It was done by doctors, nothing but the best, and he was placed in the perfect place, the Catacombs.” According to Watts, who has visited the tomb, the preservation of the pope’s body was probably the result of a number of factors. “The embalming fluid was formaldehyde-based with other chemicals… he was also in a triple-sealed casket… and that was in a marble crypt… There was no water or anything that could disintegrate [the body].” Vincenzo Pascali from the University of Rome said he doesn’t think Pope John’s preservation is unusual: “It’s more common than you might think. The body of the Holy Father was well protected. Oxygen couldn’t get into the coffin and any in there would have been used up very quickly… [in the construction of the caskets] they used materials like lead and zinc which oxidise and slow the decomposition process.”

BELOW Blessed Jacinta Marto - visionary of Fatima photographed 1951

BELOW St Margaret of Cortona - a mummified body: in the 1980's it was discovered that her organs had been taken out and she had been embalmed and filled with preservative agents.  The body has suture marks as a result of that process.


BELOW St Rita of Cascia - another mummified body

BELOW Saint Zita - is really a mummified body rather than an incorruptible

BELOW Father Ilie Lacatusu died 1983, Romanian Orthodox, his grave was opened 15 years after his death and he was found to be preserved and have the smell of chrism



BELOW Saint Maria Maddelina de Pazzi


BELOW Saint Virginia Centurione


BELOW St Teresa Margaret


BELOW Hand of St. Alexander of Svir the Righteous who died in 1533 is not recognised as a saint by the Roman Church but only by some of the Orthodox.  The hand is in better condition than any hand of a Catholic saint!  Nevertheless its not as fresh as the day he died so its no miracle!

Not all incorruptibles are claimed to be miraculous!  See them below!

BELOW The best ever preserved corpse is that of Xin Zhui which was found in China in 1971. Her death is dated to 178–145 BC.  

BELOW: The photograph of a child called Rosalina Lombardo which was taken seventy years after her burial  - she was buried in 1920 

Naughty girl - allegedly found incorruptible in the Philippines.  The picture of her "corpse" is clearly of a living model.  The woman is regarded as a folk saint and is not recognised by the Church.


Ex-Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Shuster died in 1954).  In 1985 he was found intact in his grave and this shamed the Church as he condoned Mussolini's fascist plots and encouraged Italy's shameful war with Abyssinia.