If I understand you correctly then if there is no soul then there are no eternal consequences for anything I do? Karma? Nothing?
That's right. There is no soul and there are no eternal consequences.
We are finite and so are the consequences to our actions.
I wouldn't want to live in a universe where people get infinite punishment for finite crimes.
Hitler and Mother Theresa (or any "good" person) get the same reward which is NOTHING?
We all end up dead. Any rewards or punishment will be served in this life, the only one there is.
On a side note, Mother Theresa was not only a liar but did not do anyone any 'good'. Instead of helping the poor she simply persuaded them to accept their ill fate as if they somehow deserved it.... she had people resign to their own deadly diseases, suffering from them unnecessarily when they could have sought medical treatment. She fostered poverty and suffering and didn't fix a damn thing.
She was also, admittedly, an atheist ... she could no longer bring herself to believe in god:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/23/eveningnews/main3199062.shtml
Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta's slums, the spirit left Mother Teresa.
"Where is my faith?" she wrote. "Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness... If there be God — please forgive me."
Eight years later, she was still looking to reclaim her lost faith.
"Such deep longing for God… Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal," she said.
As her fame increased, her faith refused to return. Her smile, she said, was a mask.
"What do I labor for?" she asked in one letter. "If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true."
So all of my trying to be moral and good instead of going out and trying to have sex with as many beautiful girls I can meet is for nothing?
First of all ... there is nothing wrong with sex between consenting adults. If it makes someone happy to have sex with as many people as they can, so be it. It's not for everyone though. I am firmly an atheist and yet I am married and have a family and enjoy monogamy. That makes me
But I am not
going to go judging everybody else if they live differently than I do. Only theistic pricks do that.
Just go out and do it as long as I'm not hurting anyone?
Yes. You should do whatever the hell you want so long as you don't hurt anyone else in the process. What's wrong with that?
Listen, guy ... all these moral 'rules' you're carrying around, they are not divine. They are social constructs just like everybody's moral standards are. Unfortunately, your moral standards are restricted by a doctrine that was founded by primitive tribes in the bronze age middle east.
Morality evolves and gets better over time. (i.e. the Bible condones slavery and ownership of women as property while modern society had banned these practices).
I defend human rights and support total fucking freedom so long as those human rights are never violated.
I give to charity (secular ones of course) ... I help others, I live a good life. I don't hurt anybody. I do good for goodness sake. That's what you should do instead of worrying about some magical invisible dictator in the sky watching your every move. Might as well be in fucking North Korea if that's what you want.