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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Off-the-docks Jews (Orthodox Jews) - Archie Bunker

There is no substitute for the Bible. - Henry Halley

Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

Profit: Religious guy who talks to God - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Holy Mackerel: Fish served at Church supper - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Sex at the age of 90 is like playing billiards with a rope. - Camille Paglia

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

If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it? - Benjamin Franklin

I see religion more as a truck stop on your way to figuring out who you are. - Brad Pitt

The Bible does not give us a road map for life, but it does give us a compass. - Gordon S. Jackson

Church is the only society on earth that exists for the benefit of non-members. - William Temple

I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. - Carl Sandburg

You can always borrow a corkscrew from a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. - Chauncey Depew

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

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. - Martin Luther

The first time I sang in the Church choir, two hundred people changed their religion. - Fred Allen

Are you saying that the Rebel Alliance were religious terrorists and Yoda was a benefit cheat? - Dave Turner

Let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. - Liam Neeson

Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. - Mia Hamm

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious. - Meghan O'Rourke

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. - Charles Caleb Colton

Let us build a church so great that those who come after us may thing us mad to have attempted it. - Unknown

When you come to religion, you come to a place. When you come to Jesus Christ, you come to a person. - Ravi Zacharias

He made us all one true religion, Edith, which he named after his son, Christian - or Christ, for short. - Archie Bunker

Like a great Eastern religion says, it's all about striking a balance between the ping and the pong. - Kelly

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls in to line. - Lucille Ball

Family, religion, friendship... these are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. - Mr. Burns

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

The bulletin board on the lawn of a New Jersey Church reads "We reserve the right to accept everybody." - John Kazmark

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are the same people. - G K Chesterton

Dieting is not a sprint, it's a marathon. If you celebrate the small victories, you will eventually win the war. - Ian K Smith

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

Everyone has their preferred stroller, their preferred crib, their preferred Moses basket. And they have advice on that too! - Tori Spelling

I find that the nicest and best people generally profess no religion at all, but are ready to like the best men of all religions. - Samuel Butler

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

Prayer and the Bible became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength. - Rosa Parks

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
I keep it, staying at Home
With a Bobolink for a Chorister
And an Orchard for a Dome - Emily Dickinson

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. - Robert F. Kennedy

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, 'Jesus! This cup is expensive!' - Conan O'Brien

I you can make any leading religion of the world look like complete nonsense, you can be sure of only one thing: you haven't understood it. - Wilfred Cantwell Smith


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24-May-2022