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A preacher was walking home from the market one day and he noticed a little mischeivous boy playing with some old birds in a beat up, rusty birdcage. He asked the boy, "Son what are you going to do with those birds." That squirt of a boy said, "Well, I’m going to poke them with a stick...then I’m going to pull out the feathers...then I’m going to feed them to my cat!" Well that preacher had a soft heart and he felt sorry for those birds and he asked the boy, "How much do you want for them?"

"What? Why mister, you don’t want these old birds...why they’re worthless...they can’t mean anything to you."

The preacher replied, "How much?"

That boy sized him up and said, "well, ten dollars." And that preacher took out his wallet and gave that boy a ten dollar bill and then he took those birds over to nice patch of green grass under a shade tree. And he gently opened the door of that cage and he coerced those pitiful birds to come out of that cage and into freedom.

2000 years ago, Satan came to Jesus and said, "Yep! I just caught me a world full of people down there!"

And Jesus asked him, "What are you going to do with them?"

Satan replied, "well, I’m going to teach them how to hate each other, and lie to each other, and build bombs to destroy each other, I’m going to teach them to steal and to drink and to do drugs...and on and on he went."

And Jesus asked, "And then what are you going to do with them?"

Satan’s response, "Well, I guess I’ll just kill them!"

Then Jesus asked, "How much do you want for them?"

And Satan wondered, "Why in the world would you want these...

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