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MUCC Sermon October 9th 2011

MUCC Sermon October 9th 2011

“Everyday gods”Rev. Kerri Parker, McFarland UCC­­­17th Sunday after Pentecost (October 9, 2011)Exodus 20 and 32Imagine a woman, recently retired, at home full-time, when she had been used to being at theoffice more than full-time. Or, if you prefer, a man, unemployed, who has applied for every jobhe might be remotely qualified for within a 100 mile radius, and even some he isn’t qualifiedfor. Or, perhaps, a teen, too young for a paying job, home alone for a chunk of the day duringsummer vacation.Imagine them, sitting at the computer, having discovered some mildly entertaining socialgame called “FarmCityGardens”, or maybe “MafiaRestaurantVille” online. At first, it’s a nicediversion from the hours and hours that need to be filled. A click, and a virtual field has beenplanted. Click. Harvested. Click. In the storehouses. Click. A dish is on the stove. Click. It’splated. Click. A cute little virtual figure heads across the screen to serve it to the customers.And so on, and so forth.It tak