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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Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

That Meathead calls me a religious phonetic. - Archie Bunker

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. - Edmund Burke

The atheist religion don't believe in the bible. - Archie Bunker

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. - George Burns

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

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

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. - George Bernard Shaw

I'll be down in the front row with a basket of last month's eggs. - WC Fields

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. - Rita Rudner

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

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

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

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I don't see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn't get breast implants. - Carrie Prejean

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

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

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

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Your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong, even though they say it's okay in the Bible. - Homer Simpson

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

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

Have you ever taken anything out of the clothes basket because it had become, relatively, the cleaner thing? - Katherine Whitehorn

I am one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother. - Martin Sheen

With my old man I got no respect. I asked him, "How can I get my kite in the air?" He told me to run off a cliff. - Rodney Dangerfield

Audiences everywhere are tough. They don't have time to be bored or brow beaten by orthodox, old fashioned advertising. - Craig Davis

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. - Paul Sweeney

I am quite sure now that often in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. - Mark Twain

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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Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. - Bertrand Russell

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


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08-Dec-2019