It struck me as I was looking at this image, how the church, and other organizations that attempt to rule man’s actions, must be very powerful to confront the natural desires of men (and women).
And I’m not only talking about things like lust, but most of the deadly sins, and that these things are addressed in straight-forward rules of various religions as well as thelegal precepts of Constitutions and Declarations of Independence.
In other words, on one side you have all-powerful organized groups of people that swear allegiance to countries, and faith; and on the other hand you are tempted every day by advertisements that use the deadly sings to sell you everything from trips to Bermuda to Burgers. And they clash all the time in big urban centers like New York. Visually clash. On one side of the street are the wildly expensive government buildings, and churches attempting to keep you in line; and on the other side are media images which are every bit as powerful.