I can give you his reply before he does.<quoted text>
.. thanks for the clarification ..
.. indeed, you present a clear, convincing argument ..
.. now, I await IAN's rebuttal ..
.. but, PLEASE, no infinite donuts ..
It will be a dodge based on word-meanings.
He will say that "atheism" means only rejecting specific god-claims, and is therefore, consistent with skepticism.
His argument will rely on the mischaracterization of the two main terms in the discussion.
Getting off the hook, to him, is simply a matter of controlling the vocabulary.
It's a common rhetorical trick. Propagandists use it all the time.