Is there such a thing as Buddhist theology? Some of the concepts found in Buddhism like Nirvana sound very close to concept of god especially from a pantheist perspective. There are Buddhist texts that suggest the concept of god is bad in that it can be a distraction so it sort of makes 'god' to be a bad word. It isn't really a bad word and Buddhism is a philosophy that attempts to transcend what words are trying to convey in their limited capacity. To me there are theistic concepts that border in the realm of metaphysical when it comes to it's spiritual understandings of enlightenment and oneness with everything. Is Buddhism best described as atheist, non-theist or theist?