advertising breeds alienation

November 8, 2004 | 25 Comments

While reviewing some of my underlines in The Great Good Place, by Ray Oldenburg, this quote stuck out to me:

Advertising, in its ideology and effects, is the enemy of an informal public life. It breeds alienation. It convinces people that the good life can be individually purchased.

Do you agree or disagree?
If you agree, how might churches be guilty of breeding alienation through how they advertise and promote both inside and outside of the congregation?

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