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The Contest

Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 1:27 PM

The Tools Of The Contest
Jesus and Satan were having an on-going argument about who was

better on the computer. They had been going at it for days, and frankly, God was tired of hearing all the bickering.

Finally fed up, God said, 'THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am

going to set up a test that will run for two hours, and from those

results, I will judge who does the better job.'

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They faxed.

They e-mailed.

They e-mailed with attachments.

They downloaded.

They did spreadsheets!

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports

They did every job known to man.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than


Then, ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly

flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and, of course, the power went off..

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word

known in the underworld.

Jesus just sighed.

Finally the electricity came back on, and each of them restarted

their computers. Satan started searching frantically, screaming:

'It's gone! It's all GONE! 'I lost everything when the power

went out!'

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files

from the past two hours of work..

Satan observed this and became irate.

'Wait!' he screamed. 'That's not fair! He cheated! How come

he has all his work and I don't have any?'

God just shrugged and said,


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...This is one of the best jokes I've ever heard! I love the punchline most of all.

-- Posted by bjo on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 2:47 PM


-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 4:42 PM

Funny you should have this here, as I just lost a post to Dick Trail, when I clicked on the button to send my post. Jesus even beat me. But then that isn't new, nor news. Thanks for a good one.


-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 5:59 PM

Oh, yes, can I have the desk, above, when Jesus is through with the contest? Hmmmmmmm? Arley

-- Posted by Navyblue on Tue, Feb 10, 2009, at 6:01 PM

You are right on G5 - the Clintons should be in jail.

Remember how Clinton took money from the Riatti group in Indonesia, then put Utah's massive clean coal fields off limits for them?

Remember how Clinton took money from Loral, and then let Loral advance China's nuclear program by decades?

And let us not forget the 900 FBI files in the White House. (Chuck Colson went to jail for ONE file)

Who hired Craig Livingstone?

The Rose Law firm billing records.

The firing of the White House Travel office.

The private investigators that handled Bill's bimbo eruptions.

The Rape of Juanita Broderick.

The molestation of Kathleen Willy in the Oval Office.

AND, we haven't even began to talk about Vince Foster.

Democrats are nasty huh?

And of course the illegal fund raising in churches and on and on and on.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 1:38 AM

I'm a bit surprised this story got turned into a political discussion.

Arley, you will have to ask Him as I seem to have little control over the desk. It's OK with me!

-- Posted by Brian Hoag on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 7:22 AM

brian, forget it, I think we got torpedoed, and Imma-gonna-run before I get sunk.


-- Posted by Navyblue on Wed, Feb 11, 2009, at 3:56 PM

I apologize Brian. I honestly wasn't thinking. You told a wonderful story, and I did not mean to stink it up with politics. Bro - I am a political and religious junkie of sorts, and I will do my best to keep that stuff in my own blog. Please continue to do what you do. Thanks.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Thu, Feb 12, 2009, at 12:01 AM

Very nice Brian.... it is nice to stay "light" sometimes so we can all maintain a level of sanity. Thank you for what you do.

-- Posted by Kurt on Thu, Feb 12, 2009, at 7:25 PM

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