From my understanding of Buddhism, it seems that in regards to misconduct, the only repercussions and consequences is the fruition of skillful or unskillful actions and habits. That, the misconduct is a result of the lack of right view and will play its role in one's ability to be liberated from the wheel of Samsara. The is also the result of misconduct not only the self but other persons as well. Anyhoot, my main point is that in Buddhism there seems to be this lack of punishment or reward for conduct. Buddhism is mostly concerned with what is behind any conduct rather than the conduct itself and has no ultimate punishment or reward that I am familiar with from my Judeo-Christian culture. I have this holding onto this importance of Eternal hell for those who do wrong... And the lack of this in Buddhism makes it seems as Christianity is more true... However, misconduct seems to not matter to Christianity, Judaism, or Islam either to respect that people can be forgiven for their misconduct either by Jesus, God, or Allah. I remember my peers trying to say that their is a limit on forgiveness but, I am sure that so silly and non-scriptural. Can anyone even begin to understand what I am trying to ask here? Perhaps, I should wait until my mind is more clear and can better ask the question. I just have this thought that Buddhism is being inadequate in not having some form of punishment for misconduct as the culture I group up in has rubbed off on my paradigms of things. Even though there is a slight loop-hole in the system that one can escape punishment for misconduct via repentance in the Abrahamic faith scheme of things. I ask this question because I heard a Christian argue what is a Buddhist to do when they fail to act ethically or perform right conduct because Buddhism does not have some supreme person or God to forgive them. So, what is there? All it seems to is that past conduct has its fruitation but the present moment is more important. Even after the Body has stopped functioning the present moment is still there and thus, NIbbana is still available. Makes no difference if I cussed at my neighbor when he cut in front of me in traffic.