If I were to tell you, the reader, that I was an agnostic I would put good money down that you would think I had just told you I was something that was somehow...somewhere... between an atheist and a theist. Because that is how everyone uses the word, despite the fact that that is ridiculous and nonsensical.
Here is how the words "atheist", "agnostic" and "theist" actually properly relate to each other:
|Do you believe it is possible to KNOW if a diety exists?|
|Do you BELIEVE a diety exists?||YES||1||2|
1: You are a theist.
2: You are a theist AND an agnostic.
3: You are an atheist.
4. You are an atheist AND an agnostic.
There... simple, right? And yet nobody gets this correct. It's incredibly annoying.