I have sat down with freshly washed hands at a freshly washed table to begin the grail that is my stack of papers pre-briefing. I will almost certainly sting you all with a bunch of questions relating to other issues soon, but my first is this: Is labelling my religious demonination as 'Aetheist' likely to disadvantage me in any way? I would consider myself open-minded and very interested in science more than anything. But the word 'agnostic' sounds like a bit of a cop-out. Not that I would misrepresent myself - particularly regarding such an important concept - but is this distinction likely to disadvantage me at all? I ask in particular, due to the recently publicised issue of a US Army Captain who has been tormented for his aetheist beliefs . Thank you.