Val, just for the record, how well can you defend your belief that gods do not exist?
A very bad question indeed.
An atheist, like a Christian, holds a view that we can know whether or not there is a God. The Christian holds that we can know there is a God; the atheist, that we can know there is not.
As an agnostic, I suspends judgment, in that there are not sufficient grounds
either for affirmation or for denial.
At the same time, an Agnostic may hold that the existence of God, though not impossible, is very improbable, and may even hold it so improbable that it is not worth considering. In that case, such an agnostic is not far removed from atheism. I'm not such an agnostic.