I didn't say these are atheist religions, I said these religions have atheist element. Or maybe I should clarify, they are religions not found on the existence of a god or gods. Therefore an atheist can be a confucianism follower (I personally have this tendency) at the same time, so the claim "atheism means no religion" by some posters here is not true IMHO. I know it's a bit OT, but let me make it brief. To be strict, the original form of Buddhism in fact intrinsically rejects the existence of an omnipotent sort of god (ie. a creator like in Christianity). In Buddhist teaching there are three "fundamental laws" to judge whether a teaching is genuinely Buddhist or just a Buddhist-pretender. The first law "Anicca" (I hope I remember correctly) or the law of impermanence states that all phenomena are subject to change, and it is not possible to have an ultimate, permanent creator who can escape this principle. The third law "Anatta" flat out states that there is no permanent essence, ego or soul. So those "monks" who tell you they have a way to get you immortal, or ask you to passionately follow the teaching of a particular god so that god will grant you happiness afterlife, based on these fundamental laws, are spreading pseudo-buddhist teaching. That's what I mean Buddhism has a strong atheism component.