Little Caylee Anthony was almost three years old when she tragically died by drowning in a swimming pool (as claimed by her mother’s defense attorney). Her mother, Casey Anthony, whom many believe murdered Caylee, was found not guilty of being responsible for her child’s death. Suppose that Casey Anthony really did murder Caylee but she got away with it (some may argue that’s really the case). If Caylee was murdered and it was ruled out as an accident or mere happenstance, where is justice?
A life without God means that there will be no ultimate recompense for evil. What goes wrong may never be set right. I’m not saying that if you don’t believe in God then there won’t be justice; what I’m saying is that if God does not exist there will be no justice. This is more than just the Caylee Anthony case. Without God, man is the measure of all things. The court system is as good as it gets for justice. What if as-good-as-it-gets doesn’t fulfill what we known it ought to be? Even if a court system punishes someone for a crime, the knowledge of that crime is not exhaustive and can at best be partial. Every party’s thoughts and motives are not known like God would know them if he were to exist. Wrongs are still hidden from the eyes of men.
This is simply a sobering thought to consider. If there is no God, there is no hope for justice. The only reliance of compensating for wrongs are through one’s self. Your evils will never be atoned for and you will die a petty person unjustified. The evils that have been committed against you will never be atoned for either. Without God, justice is ultimately illusory and we are left in a pathetic state of affairs.