I had the following exchange with a friend of mine today, and I have faced the same dilemma several times before. Him: I am an agnostic. Me: Really? Wich god do you believe in? Him: None, of course. Me: Oh, so you are an Atheist. I then went on to explain to him that Agnosticism and Atheism are not mutually exclusive and in fact most self described atheists are both to a certain degree. Is there any point at all in describing yourself as Agnostic? I don't think there has been any thread on this as far as I can remember, but if it's been discussed to death here before I will happily let this thread die.