Erik, the Irish Calvinist, and Dr. James White, of Alpha & Omega Ministries, both have interesting posts today on the topic of relics. Erik's post (link) focuses on the continued trade in relics, while Dr. White's post (link) provides some additional comments addressing the fact that this is superstitious nonsense.
While the articles focus on Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy has its fair share of relics as well. I'm told that the remains of the supposed saint "John of Shanghai and San Fransisco" are the only viewable Orthodox relics in the U.S. (in San Fransisco). Wikipedia provided the following photograph which purports to be a photograph of his partly decomposed corpse. (No venerating, please.)
Praise be to the God of the Living!