"Atheism was once defined as a belief that there is no God.
Any such assertion, apart from faith, would require one to be
omniscient, knowing all things. Atheists have recognized
this definition as an intellectually untenable position and
some have therefore recanted from this view.
An explicit assertion that “There is no God” is now reserved
for ‘strong atheism’.
Atheism has since been redefined as a lack of belief in any
deity. Anyone who purports to lack belief in God while
believing there is no God is being intellectually dishonest
by avoiding the articulation of that belief.
Anyone professing a lack of belief in God while being
undecided as to the existence of God is more properly
deemed an agnostic.
Atheism is either intellectually dishonest or intellectually
untenable at best, and a profound analysis would reveal that
atheism is irrational."
I hear Ray Comfort somewhere in the background. So we need to
be omniscient in order to say 'there is no God, no God, no not
one, nor two, nor three..." okay fine. I'm going to make a
statement WITHOUT omniscience: There are no leprechauns. Oops,
I don't know everything, I must be wrong. And it is just that easy.
As far as Atheist vs Agnostic, I'm only going to say: This is
Fresh from myspace. Mine of course.