Psychic enthusiast thinks atheist kids have problems.

So Camp Quest was on ABC.  Hooray national attention where it needs to be!

But they brought on a child psychologist who said that “spirituality gives kids better health, better grades, more meaning and purpose.”  Her name was Lisa Miller.  This is her.

“Dr. Miller co-hosted a season of the show Psychic Kids on AE.  Her career has been dedicated to helping children who possess psychic powers.  Her television show, which is allegedly an offshoot of the Paranormal State television series, is based around psychic children and their experiences in the modern mainstream society.”

What a waste Camp Quest isn’t telling those kids they have psychic powers.  Clearly they’ve got it all wrong.

And to hell with that “greater purpose” nonsense.  Anybody who wastes a second of this life as a stepping block on the way to eternal bliss has adopted a purpose that pales in comparison to the purpose of enjoying the only existence they’re guaranteed.

You know how you could really grind Lisa Miller’s gears?  Donate to Team Awesome in the Great Camp Quest War!  :)  Remember, if Team Awesome raises more than $5,000, I’ll sing an anti-god argument at every speaking gig I have through the end of the year.

We’re handily beating PZ, but I say he deserves no mercy.  Let’s leave him stinging through next year.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • machintelligence

    “Dr. Miller co-hosted a season of the show Psychic Kids on AE. Her career has been dedicated to helping children who possess psychic powers.

    Is this the best “expert” that they they could find? What great credentials! NOT!!!

    • Nathair

      Is this the best “expert” that they they could find?

      Probably the best “expert” they could find who would say what they wanted an “expert” to say. Mainstream media “balance”, you know?

  • Makoto

    Spirituality, eh? You know, my uncle was telling me a story at our last family gathering, which I think of every time I hear “spirituality”.

    It was about a friend of his, who was very spiritual – he was waaaay into gurus, spiritual meditation (as opposed to just closing your eyes and stilling your thoughts, which is completely unrelated), all that stuff. And one day, while meditating, he believed he was levitating.

    At that point, he decided to toss it all away. He logically knew he was not defying gravity, but his brain was convinced he was due to spirituality and the expectation that with enough faith, he could fly. He turned his back on all the gurus and whatnot, and is very happy he realized that he was going down a very odd path before he got too out there.

  • mrianabrinson

    She’s a para-psychologist. That hardly qualifies as a psychologist or a person worth listening to when it comes to child psychology. She’s not even a real psychologist.

  • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Sheesh, they could have at least got someone reputable like Dr. Venkmann to comment.

  • kimberlyherbert

    So they hired a woman that abuses children by making them believe they can see ghosts, and demons for entertainment purposes, to evaluate children being brought up in reality.

  • baal

    “dedicated to helping children who possess psychic powers”

    As the number of children actually having psychic powers is zero, can she skip TV gigs now?