Celebate or Celebrate?

One monk’s lifelong dilemma


A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying copies, and not the original books.

So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him about this. He points out that if there was an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies. The head monk says, “We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.”

So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original. Hours later, nobody has seen him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him. He hears sobbing coming from the back of the cellar and finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books crying. He asks what’s wrong.

“The word is celebrate,” says the old monk.


To celebrate or not to celebrate, that is the question...

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Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

That Meathead calls me a religious phonetic. - Archie Bunker

The Bible tells us to forgive our enemies, not our friends. - Margot Asquith

Don't they get afraid, then?
They have a religion for that. - Ray Bradbury

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. - Albert Einstein

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My religious background is that my mother is a Christian Dior Scientist. - Robin Williams

Give me a couple of pages of the Bible, and I'll give you a picture. - Cecil B. DeMille

There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself. - Dwight L. Moody

My favourite characters in the Bible are King David, Delilah and Charlton Heston. - Milton Berle

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. - Oprah Winfrey

To be religious is to have a life that flows with the presence of the extraordinary. - Ann Belford Ulanov

I'm a Catholic deer hunter. I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. - Paul Ryan

I built my church on Easter services, Christmas Eve services, and Norman Vincent Peale. - Robert H. Schuller

The church is close, but the road is icey. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully. - Russian Proverb

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal

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If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me. - John Wooden

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The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church. - Leo Rosten

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. - Dennis Prager

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor

Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in Church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. - Fred Allen

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He who begins with Metaphysics will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. - Maimonides

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24-Apr-2019