Okay, first things first. We all know that atheism is basically a lack of belief in God or gods. Have you ever met someone who says, "But I'm an agnostic, not an atheist!"? Being agnostic, as coined by Thomas Huxley, means that you don't know either way if God or gods exist. So, yes, that tells me about what you know. But what do you believe?
Ask a Christian what it means to believe in God. He or she will most likely tell you that it's an all or nothing type of deal. You can't sort of believe in God. You either do, or you don't. So when someone says he/she is not an atheist, I have to ask if he/she worships any deities. When the response is "no", I reply with, "Then by default you are an atheist. You lack a belief in God or gods." Am I right with this thinking? I can't help but be a definition-Nazi. In my mind, if you don't truly believe in any gods, you are an atheist. Plah! Help me out here.
This brings me to my second point. Do you consider agnostics closet atheists? This probably sounds pretty rude to all self-proclaimed agnostics out there. I'm not trying to make you all out to be a group of fence-sitters. I consider myself an agnostic atheist. I don't know if any gods exist, therefore I'm not going to waste my time believing in any. [Regarding my being an atheist, there are of course more reasons to it than that. But you know what I mean.]
What do you think?