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But when it comes to the intellectual marketplace, the credibility factor becomes a lot tougher to gain because most people are sloppy thinkers and grant credibility to anything and everything. They do not think critically about the consequences of their positions and instead, make knee-jerk conclusions.
Libby Anne deconverted from Christianity and now states, “I don’t believe there is a God or gods. This means that when someone quotes scripture at me or speaks of God-given gender roles, I don’t have to step onto their terrain to fight that battle. And honestly, that’s a damned good thing, because at the moment I don’t think I could. Instead I simply say no. No, I don’t have to believe your book, no, I don’t have to listen to the dictates of your god, and no, I don’t have to put up with your attempts to control my choices! Just, no..”, which shows that she thinks that the Bible does not have credibility, and therefore, not to be followed in any way, shape or form.
However, is “no” the right response? Maybe not at that moment in time, but is it the long-term answer? Just “no”?
How does Anne deal with the question of justice? Does she believe that bad people get punished for what they do? What if they get away with it?
When Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 more at Fort Hood, killing himself to end the rampage, Anne has two options: either he pays for his crimes or he does not.
In her former life as a Christian, she would believe that Lopez would indeed pay the penalty because he would be judged by God in the next life. God would punish him for each and every murder and injury he caused. There would be no escaping judgment because it is in the next life, not this one.
But with her newfound freedom from religion, she now has only one option. Ivan Lopez will not pay for his crimes. Not at all. He will not be punished for even one injury, let alone the murders. Even if he had been apprehended, arrested and sentenced, he would have been punished for exactly one murder at most. That is because it is impossible to bring him back from the dead and execute him again.
So the newfound system not only has no justice, it encourages injustice. It encourages people to do whatever they want if they can get away with it because there is nothing and nobody beyond the grave to inflict any punishment.
So in answer to the question, “Is there justice in this life?”, Libby Anne simply says no.