I agree, in a lot of ways describing yourself as agnostic is a "cop out" and rather vague. I was just trying to make the point that some (not all) of those that label themselves Atheist often confuse Atheism with Agnosticism. I will admit that I am not schooled in philosophy to make any real contributions here though I admit the subject matter does interest me (might pick up some of the authors you mentioned). Excellent thread though you made some good points.
"Let them see that their words can cut you, and you'll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore." - Tyrion Lannister