Self defense also covers defending family and property. Here in Texas, we are allowed to defend self, family, and property with deadly and lethal force. It is unfortunate that many states have gotten rid of the self defense laws. Like in Ohio, they say dont take the law into your own hands. So I guess you let the person kill you, and then you file charges 3 hours later when the cops get there
Jan, just because mankind grows, it doesnt mean God's laws for him does. You may think stoning a woman to death for adultry (actually adultry is married but sleeping with another, it's fornication we are talking about here.) is repulsive, the God of any religion finds fornication every bit as repulsive.
Religious talk aside, I believe there is more to this story. Why would a woman have sex outside of marriage knowing it could end in a death sentence, unless the man was promising to marry her but never carried out his promise?
Not to be a preacher or anything, but some of you have a misconception about Christianity. In the Old Testament, there was no forgiveness for such sins. Then comes the New Testaments in which Jesus brought forgiveness. He didnt change or take away any of the old laws, but he did add to them. One such thing is that if you truly feel guilty about what you have done, you can ask for forgiveness, and your slate wiped clean. So if this woman is Christian, then she is being wronged. She would have asked her God for forgiveness for her sins....and I believe any religion allows for such, but the religious zealot crazy leaders tend to ignore that part and kill someone for a sin simply because they have the power to do so. Just like our politicians here, they pass stupid laws and rules just to get their names in the book and hope everyone knows who they are