Lucifer, having sinned, was banished from Paradise to the Nether Region. On his descent, he paused for a moment, then went back and approached the Almighty. »I just had a thought,« he said.
»Go on,« God allowed.
»I understand that you are about to create mankind.«
»What of it?« replied God.
»He will need laws....« Lucifer mused.
»Wretch!« thundered He. »You have committed the most grievous sin, yet you ask if you can write mankind's laws?«
»Beg pardon,« bowed Lucifer. »I only ask that he be allowed to write them himself.«