The Judgment card heralds a beginning, that emerges out of the past, and becoming one with the universal consciousness.
We can judge ourselves mercilessly, without ever the need of being judged by the Creator. Karma is the judge I believe, and the judge exists within ourselves. I do not believe in a merciless judge, but I do believe there is a day of reckoning in that we do reap the harvest of the seeds we have sown, in one way or another. We are held accountable in some way for what we have, or have not done in life, sooner or later it catches up with us. That said, it is no one's job to place judgement on another.