Many Atheists try to say this country (USA) wasn't founded upon Christian principles, yet many of these same people say the only reason people ever even become Christians is because they were "brainwashed" by their parents or "indoctrinated" by society.
I will fight the battle of why our forefathers left England another day. For now I'm just thankful we live in a country where we are still allowed to have freedom of religion.
But I'd argue the opposite is true when it comes to indoctrination. Ponder these things and come up with an explanation why young people still come to Christ.
Most kids spend about 8 hours a day at a public school or on the school bus.
The spend a lot of time on the internet looking at many things they shouldn't.
They play sexually explicit and violent video games.
They listen to sexually explicit and violent music.
They watch the same type of movies.
All the magazines they read are marketed to make them think they need to look and act a certain way.
And all advertising is focused on the flesh. If it tastes good, eat it. If it feels good, do it. It's your life so live it.
Let's compare that to all the brainwashing going on. Most Christians kids spend about 2 hours a week in church. Most don't even open a Bible outside of church. And most Christians families usually only pray together before meals. And that's only a couple times a week if there lucky.
Yet every day young people still seek and accept Jesus as their Savior. It's not easy for anyone to live a life for Christ, let alone young people. I mean it just ain't that cool to be a "Jesus Freak".
So if there is any brainwashing going on, it certainly isn't that there is a God, if anything, just the opposite.