Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Woman "caught" in adultery!

"Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such.{Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22} What then do you say about her?""

Author: John 8 Verses #: 5

The old testament required that both man and woman committing adultery be stoned to death.  Here in this scene in the New Testament only the woman is brought before the jewish prophet Jeshua alone.  Jesus could have said any number of things to discredit the barbarism of killing people with stones who have been accused of adultery, but he insists that only the blameless men get to cast the first stone at her.  He did not use the moment to recant the teaching of "stoning" for adultery, neither does he insist that the man be brought before him as well.  The woman is bearing the scorn and public guilt as if she is the only one involved in the act of adultery.  The muslims still insist on the practice in their ancient holy book. The women bear the brunt of the stonings.  A few radical fundamentalists believe divorce should be illegal I doubt few would recommend the death penalty for sex outside of marriage.  This gives me hope that reason will eventually prevail if the christians and muslims don't destroy the planet first.

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