God looked at the universe with frustration. He had laid the planets out a dozen times and none of the configurations worked. He looked at his diagrams again then put them in a new configuration. God set them in motion, the rotations were all wrong.
"I need a break," God said. He went upstairs to get a cup of fresh coffee.
Satan, who was just three years old, sneaked into the workshop. He picked up the planets and rolled them around the room. He heard his father coming back and dumped the planets back into the universe then slipped out before he got caught.
God set his coffee down then looked at the Milky Way again. All the planets had been rearranged. "This is Satan's work," he thought.
He checked his diagrams, it was a configuration he hadn't tried yet—Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. God put it in motion. It was perfect.
He decided not to punish the little devil for playing in his workshop; after all, he had saved him days of work. Besides, God didn’t want anyone to find out his divine plan had been child’s play.
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