Monk On A Rope

Monastery ride with high expectations


A monastery was perched high on an isolated cliff, and the only way to reach it was to ride in a basket which was hauled to the top by a team of monks.

The ride up was not for the faint-hearted, and one visitor was looking exceedingly pale by the time he reached the summit. As he stepped trembling from the basket, he couldn’t help noticing that the rope was old and frayed.

“How often do you change that rope?” he asked one of the monks.
The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, “Whenever it breaks.”


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True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. - Louis Nizer

For the man who prays in his heart, the whole world is a church. - Sylvain of Athos

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

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. - Thomas Jefferson

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

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. - Bill Cosby

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

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

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

I definitely want my son Brooklyn christened, but I don't know into what religion yet. - David Beckham

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Religion is like a map. The route isn't important. It's the destination that matters. - Marianne Williamson

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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

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Basketball, a game which won’t be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus high and return the giraffes to the zoo. - Ogden Nash

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Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. - William James

I ain't got no respect for no religion where the head guy claims he can't make no mistakes. Like he's, waddya call, inflammable. - Archie Bunker

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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16-Jul-2019