I love watching the mental gymnastics that fundies will engage in in order to buy into the claptrap of their ridiculous Sky Santa manual.<quoted text>
It wasn't the serpent that was talking it was SATAN talking through the serpent.
As for the donkey it was the spirit talking through the donkey.
Regardless of who you attribute talking "through" them, the animals still spoke. It's stupid.
Tell me dear, do you pray for Satan? Do you pray that he accept Jesus Christ as his personal lord and savior, that he be saved and that he receive ever lasting life?!