Your clarification did make your point clearer, which I reckon was the point. While minute similarities are merely tangential to the topic being discussed, I will gladly concede with the distinction the buddhistic paradigm does indeed have the concept of consequence. This, I believe, is at the very core of the discussion. The difference in point being there is no person this will benefit; the karmic principle is not personal, there is neither any real "next" life, neither any real "prior" life. The difference is major, not merely semantic jibber-jabber. Nevertheless, I understand your point and will gladly drop it. It does not change what I asserted earlier:
"The thread is about the categorical lack of morals in people that do not ascribe to a belief in the Hereafter, an assertion I maintain is nonsensical. A single observation would render the assertion untenable, and I have observed innumerable instances of people with a transcendent moral code while not believing in a Hereafter. Ergo, I must argue the assertion in the opening post is manifestly false."