Jesus and Satan
have a discussion as to who is the better programmer. This goes on for
a few hours until they come to an agreement to hold a contest, with
God as the judge. They set themselves before their computers and begin.
They type furiously, lines of code streaming up the screen, for several
the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out
the electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces
the contest is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with.
Satan is visibly upset, and cries, "I have nothing. I lost it all when
the power went out."
then, says God, "let us see if Jesus fared any better." Jesus enters
a command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices
of an angelic choir pour forth from the speakers. Satan is astonished.
He stutters, "B-b-but how?! I lost everything, yet Jesus' program is
How did he
do it?" God chuckles, "Everybody knows...Jesus saves."