Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ultimate test of Good v. Evil

Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing 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, He said, “THAT'S IT! I have had enough. I am going to give you a test that will run for two hours, and from the 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 created PowerPoint presentations.

They downloaded.

They did Excel spreadsheets.

They created more PowerPoint presentations.

They wrote reports.

They created labels and cards.

They created even more PowerPoint presentations.

They created charts and graphs.

They did some genealogy reports.

They did every job known to man (and then did another PowerPoint presentation to sum it all up).

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency and Satan was faster than hell.

Then, 10 minutes before the two hours were up, lightning flashed across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured down 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, “Jesus saves.”


magnolia said...

hahaha - love it. of course, jokes like this always makes me think of "jesus saves... gretzky grabs the rebound and SCORES!!!"

i might have a problem. :)

Brando said...

Does reading that joke count as going to church for the week?

That Kind Of Girl said...

Cute joke. Also reminds me of a very formative journalism class (ha!) in eighth grade. Every once in a while, the teacher would spaz out and turn off all of the power strips in the room -- inevitably wasting at least a quarter of the class's hour of work.

If I only learned one thing in middle school, it was to save between every single sentence. Well worth three years of psychological torture for that one simple lesson!

Liebchen said...

I love it.

And I also feel you on the tag "my head is not in the game today."

FoggyDew said...

magnolia - I see no problem here, Gretzky is The Great One.

Brando - Did you eat some bread and drink some wine after?

TKOG - Save early, save often. Words a writer lives by.

Liebchen - Thank you. Head's more in the game today.

Serious Marketer said...

Well which computer classes satan learned his computer. Ctrl S is the key to your good work. Acutally in key board it should be Ctrl J and not Ctrl S as rightly said by god Jesus saves