Buddhism is atheistic. Buddhahood is achieved by sentient beings, a bodhisattva assists Buddhas in liberating beings, and deities protect the Three Jewels so the Dharma may be promoted. 

The difference betweeen Buddhism and Christianity is that Buddha is the believer's "teacher", while God is the believer's "master." 

  The word buddha comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It means enlightened or awakened: awakened not just oneself but also awakening others; awakening to the knowledge and truth of all things at all times. Thus, a Buddha is sometimes called an omniscient human being or a “