God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel,
>> found Him, resting on the seventh day.
>> He inquired, "Where have you been?"
>> God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,
>> "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
>> Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
>> "It's a planet," replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to
>> call it, 'Earth' and it's going to be a place to test Balance."
>> "Balance?" inquired Michael. "I'm still confused."
>> God explained, pointing to different parts of earth, "For example,
>> northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth,
>> while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here, I've placed a
>> continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black
>> people. Balance in all things."
>> God continued pointing to different countries, "This one will be
>> extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
>> The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area
>> and said, "What's that one?"
>> "That's the State of Texas, the most glorious place on earth. There
>> are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills,
>> and plains. The people from the State of Texas are going to be modest,
>> handsome, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the
>> world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving,
>> carriers of peace, and producers of good things."
>> Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what
>> about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
>> God smiled, "There's Washington DC. Wait till you see the idiots I
>> put there!"