Rick Santorum claims that college brainwashes our youth with a liberal agenda and encourages them to abandon their faith.
He’s right: I was brainwashed.
My liberal arts college brainwashed me to think with a clear mind and to make rational choices. So I chose to vote for women’s rights, to accept gay people as my fellow citizens, to doubt the value of war, to question religious dogma and to embrace American communitarianism as much as I embrace American individualism.
While in college, I integrated Eastern wisdom with my Christian faith, beginning the practice of meditation I’ve enjoyed twice a day for over 40 years.
I’m glad I was brainwashed. A washed brain is freer than a brain cluttered with outmoded, medieval ideas.