Because the Roman's who controlled criminal justice in Judea didn't much care about religious preachers unless they were considered a threat to order and the authority of the state, Paul was a roman citizen and afforded latitude, Jesus was a Jew who was being promoted in some quarters as "King of the Jews". Jesus was a threat to roman rule, Paul was not.
Let's not forget, the only thing that prevents gun crime is MORE GUNZ!!!!
I didn?t say your comparison was a straw man. Business expenses are deductible for the ?company?, so that aspect is also not exclusive to churches, just like charitable donations. But they?re not for their employees. It?s a perk enjoyed by priests where they get to deduct a certain percentage of their pay as parsonage allowance against their personal income. It?s great for churches and priests. There are plenty of people who are on call 24-7 for their employer and don?t get to claim such a perk. Seems like a rank justification.
Pakistan? Isn't the volcano in Hawaii?
L. Ron Hubbard could answer that, but he died in 1986.
The infrastructure was destroyed but the writings and culture were kept. That's one thing the Mongols never get credit for. They never destroyed the people's core way of life or their writings. I think those in control of the Islamic world at the time saw an opportunity to take power for good.
Somehow that doesn't sound right???
How old are you, I'm sure we can find enough people in that group who act like jerks to paint you with a wide brush too.
I thought Leftybasher was from London?
>>? I?ve already answered that numerous times?he didn?t want to create something that conveyed a celebration of something he doesn?t condone, nor did he want to play any part in the celebration.?<<