chapter  3
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Questions of God

IMAGES HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON US. In a recent trip to China, I notedthat advertising, theater, the arts, and public discourse are directed toward furthering the ideology of the state: that is, state control in all areas of life. The same public manifestation of ideology, albeit focused on consumerism and not state control directly, is evident in the Western world: on billboards and signs, and in advertising in general. Images are powerful tools that work to shape, or even control, our thoughts and actions in particular ways.