One day, Satan was stewing down in Hell, and trying to think of how he could get the 'better' of his arch-rival, Jesus.
He finally hit upon a strategy: a contest would decide who was the superior deity.
Satan immediately appealed to God, to set up the contest. Various venues were suggested, but it was finally settled, that Satan and Jesus would have a COMPUTING contest, using PC's made up (or down) on Earth.
So, each chose his favorite PC, and settled in to the computing contest.
They both worded in word processors, they spread those spread-sheets, they presented those power-points, they computed the data in the databases. They photoed-the photo shops, they googled the internet, they e-mailed the e-mails - in short, for 8 solid hours, both Satan and Jesus PC'd like there was no tomorrow.
The contest was set to end at precisely 10 hours.
9 hours, and 50 minutes, Satan let out a most amazing scream --- there was a power failure! Both Jesus' and Satan's PC's blinked twice, and went dead.
Then, after a minute, the power came back on, and the PC's were up again ...
But, Satan let out an even MORE amazing scream again -- "It's LOST! All my work: LOST--RUINED--TOAST--KAPUT--GONE" *followed by a string of profanity like as never heard previously in all of Eternity*
But, Jesus, on the other hand, just sat back with a small smile ... sort of like the one on the Mona Lisa.
Finally, Satan's rant ran down enough, that he noticed Jesus' smile. Satan exclaimed, "What are YOU smiling about?"
And God answered: "That's easy, Satan .... "
Seen on a bumper-sticker the other day:
"Jesus Saves Souls ---
--- and redeems them for valuable prizes!"