Moral intentions have little or no effect and are often detrimental to survival. We exist in an amoral and opportunistic universe. Buddhism is the most perfect intricate religion which addresses the fundamental and most trenchant facts of sentient existence but karma I can no longer accept. Could it be that karma was a later accretion to Buddhism or does it all fall part without karma? Can craving and ignorance by themselves not explain rebirth? Oh please say they can?
To use an aching personal example, my actions have always been predisposed toward gentleness (despite occasional reactionary thoughts) and yet I am condemned and others who denigrated and maligned me enjoy fulfillment in this existence and have been granted that which is most precious but denied from me. How can this be?
Is nihilist amoralism, of the kind espoused by Purana Kassapa my only option now? He, much like myself was true loner and terminated his own existence.