'If atheism is the rejection of belief in gods then Buddhism is an atheistic system! Buddha himself was an agnostic who said in Deer Park, "I can not say whether there is a god, no god or not a not-god. But I can tell you how to obtain enlightenment" '
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"There is much more to be discovered about the nature of the human mind. In particular, there is much more for us to understand about how the mind can transform itself from a mere reservoir of greed, hatred, and delusion into an instrument of wisdom and compassion. Students of the Buddha are very well placed to further our understanding on this front, but the religion of Buddhism currently stands in their way." [quote from article]
The modern world is fantastic but there is no reason we can't learn from the ancient world about who and what we are emotionally and psychologically. We are still a the same humans we were then. Hopefully, we are becoming a little more mature as a group as the centuries pass.