What justice is there for the poor, the put-upon, the unjustly imprisoned, the desperate, the murdered? What justice is there for those who suffered any of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? There are three cosmologies to consider when asking whence cometh justice.
1.Atheism, or materialism, simply put: there is no justice to be found here. “Justice” is what we call our paltry temporal efforts at exacting revenge upon people who have offended our idiosyncratic senses of fair play, or simply attacked our property. In the end, there is no justice, just apes beating other apes, with no final destination but the grave.
2.Pantheism, or Hinduism: the doctrine of reincarnation, that individual souls jump from body to body to body in an endless wheel of lives. Justice here is getting for what one has given. Sounds reasonable, except when we ask, to what end is this game played? Why was it started? And the second question, how can the countless souls stuck at the bottom of the karmic chain ever pass through the bottleneck of enlightened humans to escape the wheel? And if the wheel is perfectly just, why escape it? Hinduism cannot say.
3.Monotheism, or Christianity: justice is found in the judgement of souls based on whether they had honestly sought God, and whether they gave what they would receive. The game was started to give gifts to man and glorify God through their communion. Justice's purpose is not merely to give as one got in this life, but to sieve out the hopeless rebels and purify the potential saints, for the sake of escaping the history of the fallen world and contemplating the essence God in the afterlife.
Those are our three options: Either a world of nihilism, a world of endless repetition, or a world of historical purpose.
Objection: Judaism and Islam are both monotheistic religions of historical purpose. Therefore they should be considered as valid alternatives to Christianity.
a.Judaism is completed in a Messiah. It is ironic that a religion so dedicated to finding meaning in the historical reality failed to grasp the total historical zag that is Christianity. What does justice mean in such an oversight?
b.Islam is dominated by Allah, who is lacking in triune structure and therefore is loveless, making man as nothing more than slaves or toys. What does justice mean outside of love?
Objection: Polytheism offers a variety of gods who collaborate on the destiny of man.
Answer: Polytheism merely makes religion more superficially interesting. The options of justice remain the same.