Good to know. Yes, I'm an Atheist, but I love Buddhism, and also consider myself spiritually connected to Buddhism. I realize now that even when I was calling myself a Christian in my younger years I always felt a need to express myself in ways that closely resemble what is taught in Buddhism, I just didn't know it because I'd never studied it. The Christian explanations for life and all experiences never made sense to me even as a child but i understand why that is now thanks to Buddhism.
There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practise Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that. ♡ Thich Nhat Hanh