You know, I wrote a little humorous story, would ya like to hear it, here it goes:
God and Satan were having milk and cookies one day and looking down on Earth and talking about human beings and their nature. God insisted that mankind was inherently good, while Satan felt that they were inherently more like him, and wicked in their ways. It was a furious debate but Satan suggested an idea.
"Well look here, Mr. Lord Almighty, if you think you know so much about Mankind, why don't you go down there for yourself and visit them. I've been down there and let me tell you, they are more like me than you." Satan suggested.
"Alright then," God said and went to visit Mankind.
God went to a small town in the country, and walked into a truck stop and asked to buy a Coke. In the process he walked through some mud in the fields and tromped it through the front area making a mess. As is God's way, he also appeared as a poor man in cheap clothing, and relatively unattractive. God apologized for the mud and offered to clean it up in payment for the Coke and the trouble he caused the shop owner. The shop owner, thinking God was a beggar or hillbilly in need, gave him the Coke for free and said it was no bother at all. Some strangers also offered God a ride into town or use of their phone for a call for a ride.
As usual though, a few louts in a booth in the corner made fun of God's clothing and appearance, and made rude gestures. He made note of their names and sent them off to a storage building for Satan to come pick them up. No sense having a few bad apples spoil the bunch, God thought.
So God went back to Satan, explained what happened, and claimed victory in the argument.
Satan responded, "You know, those were country folk, who look after their neighbors more than city folk and most people live in cities. Try that stunt in a city, and you'll see things my way."
God shrugged and said "Ok, I'll be back."
So God went to the nearest city, took a look around and decided to run another test. He placed a wallet full of money on the sidewalk, with some ID matching his appearance, and then sat on a bench nearby and waited.
Sure enough several people came by, opened the wallet, saw that it was his and gave it back to him. Most of the people did that, but a rare few kept the wallet for themselves. One person actually took the money out for themselves and then handed the wallet back to God, without saying a word! Just as He did before, God took those troublemakers away from society, shoved their souls in collection building and for pickup by Satan.
So God goes back to Satan a second time and says "Well, licked you again Satan. Plenty of good people down there, only a few rotten apples."
Satan, rubbed his bearded chin, and not wanting to lose an argument to God, said, "Well, you got lucky and that was a small city. Most people live in big cities and let me tell you, in the big city, things aren't so rosy. In order to be fair, you should go to a big city- and let ME pick it this time."
God agreed, and Satan picked San Francisco.
So God went to San Francisco, and sure enough Satan was right, there was sin everywhere. But God decided to give the city a chance. He felt that these people simply had too much and were living a life of excess, not sin. So he wrecked an earthquake upon a city to see what would happen. Sure enough, everyone started helping everyone out, and treated each other fairly and shared what they had so that everyone could survive.
And, as before in the last two times, there were a few bad apples who price gouged, stole from others and lied about it when confronted with the truth. So God took them out of the city and sent them to the same collection building where Satan could pick them up.
God went back to Satan. "Now look here Satan, you know I'm right about Mankind, and it’s high time you admit you lost the argument."
Satan sighed, and agreed he lost, and started to walk away dejected that he failed to prove Mankind's inherent evil. But God was a merciful god and said to Satan, "Well look don't feel so bad. I took that bunch of malcontents, complainers, thieves, liars and fornicators in a building for you to go pick up, all in one location so it will be easy for you."
Satan smiled and nodded and flew off to go pick up his reward. When he got there though, not to be outdone by God, he decided to play a trick on the good Lord, and on Mankind at the same time.
He painted the building white, shaped it like a middle finger, and put a sign on it that said "US Congress".