For those who are not familiar with atheism within Hinduism, check out this article as an intro; Atheism in Hinduism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I'm not surprised all that much at all that atheism exists within Hinduism. After all the label "Hinduism" is a very big misnomer and overgeneralizing label by westerners for what is widely different religions within this umbrella.....and the fact that it is a catch all term for a wide variety of spiritual traditions that exist in India.......much like Buddhism is a wide umbrella term as well. And speaking of Buddhism in this context.....it is widely known that atheism is an obvious position of many Buddhists in many of the differing traditions. Anyways.....the central tenant often attributable to being a Hindu is the belief in the impersonal Brahman. Brahman in many ways is like Spinoza's and Einstein's conception of a cosmic monist spirit that pervades the universe, although the Brahman is often seen as a more panentheistic form of this sort of belief. Either way you look at it you can "believe" the notion of Brahman without literally believing in the existence of the various Ishvara deities. I'm thinking this might be the future of Hinduism as well....if science and reason were to become more of the norm in India for example....although Indian culture often doesn't distinguish between their science and religion (which of course doesn't matter that much but yeah). Any Hindu atheists here? I personally do not like to label myself.....although my spiritualality does involve an ultimate Supreme Reality that the definition of Brahman (or Dao) describes well....so in some ways I can be considered a Hindu atheist.....although like I said I reject labels. "Belief" in Dao within Taoism and none of the other mythological beings can also be described as a Daoist form of atheism. What are your thoughts?