- Dec 18, 2014
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I took part in a debate recently about a religious teaching in schools. One of the things that appeared was the accusation of brainwashing. I took issue with this, because it's just a regular school with a exclusively secular curriculum, only with some added religious disciplines, mostly outside the class room. So the accusation of brainwashing in this context was unfair for me. And I pointed this out. But is there an actual thing called brainwashing? What does the academic literature say? How is the concept defined? Does somebody oppose religious brainwashing in our schools?