It was not meant to describe someone who somehow found an alternative between the presence and absence of some particular belief.Yet, many people have the mistaken impression that agnosticism and atheism are mutually exclusive. There's nothing about "I don't know" which logically excludes "I believe." On the contrary, not only are knowledge and belief compatible, but they frequently appear together because not knowing is frequently a reason for not believing.
This seems contradictory and difficult, but it's actually quite easy and logical.No matter what their reasons or how they approach the question, agnostics and atheists are fundamentally different, but also non-exclusive.Many people who adopt the label of agnostic simultaneously reject the label of atheist, even if it technically applies to them.Once it is understood that atheism is merely the absence of belief in any gods, it becomes clear that agnosticism is not, as many assume, a “third way” between atheism and theism.The presence of a belief in a god and the absence of a belief in a god does not exhaust all of the possibilities.Being an atheist requires nothing active or even conscious on the part of the atheist.
All that is required is not "affirming" a proposition made by others.
If so, then you're not an agnostic, but an atheist.
Everyone who cannot answer "yes" to one of those questions is a person who may or may not believe in one or more gods.
An agnostic atheist doesn't believe in any gods while an agnostic theist believes in the existence of at least one god.
However, both do not make the claim to have the knowledge to back up this belief.
Atheism is the lack of belief in gods; the absence of belief in gods; a disbelief in gods; or not believing in gods.