"i'm not an expert but i've heard some people explain those 2 words like this:
agnostic - about what you KNOW - agnostics say they don't KNOW that there are gods and don't KNOW that there are no gods.
atheist - about what you…"
Just ran across this site a few days ago. I'm a fairly normal 61 year old single guy in Syracuse NY. I've always been an atheist, although for a long time I called myself an agnostic. Maybe I'm still a tiny bit agnostic, since it's impossible to be 100% sure about anything, but for all practical purposes, I'm atheist. Maybe one day the word atheist won't have the stigma attached to it that it does today. Hopefully the internet will be beneficial in that area.