This was sent me by a Nodaker...duh!
Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the Archangel found Him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God, 'Where have You been?' God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, 'Look Michael, look what I've made!' Archangel Michael looked puzzled and asked, '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 of great balance.
'Balance?' inquired Michael, 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; the Middle East over there will be a hotspot. And over there I've placed a continent of white people, while overhere is a continent of black people.' God continued, pointing to different countries. 'This one will be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.'
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a large land mass and said, 'What's that one?'
'Ah,' said God. 'That's North Dakota, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful lakes, rivers, sunsets and rolling hills. The people from North Dakota are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace.'
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then queried, 'What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!'
God replied, 'Wait until you see the dingbats I'm putting around them in Montana, Minnesota, and South Dakota.