In this episode we talk to Esther Bamberg, a pagan atheist. What does it mean to be a pagan atheist? How does conversion contribute to misunderstandings? Can you be an atheist and still work magick? Does spiritual work necessitate a actual belief in a deity in order to give fulfillment? If someone identifies as part of a tradition or spiritual path, why do people tend to question a person’s identity just because they don’t practice the same way?
Esther Bamberg is very much into the virtue of action. The rewards of virtue are many, but the one she likes most about action is having done it. She gets a lot out of it personally.
This is why she has volunteered for Pcon for almost two decades, and why in 2015 she helped organize and participated in a pagan atheist awareness event at Pcon. It was this work which led to this interview.
Esther’s credentials, memberships, ordinations, associations, degrees, etc. are private. She knows it is expected to list them in a bio like this, but she’d rather talk about how she can help.
It isn’t that talk is cheap. Conversations matter. But discussion and debate are activities. They are something you do.