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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

The church is the great lost-and-found department. - Robert Short

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

Put all your eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket. - Mark Twain

What you applaud you encourage, but beware what you celebrate. - Ravi Zacharias

When it is a matter of money, all men are of the same religion. - Voltaire

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

Italy is the home of art and swindling; home of religion and moral rottenness. - Mark Twain

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

Democracy is also a form of religion; it is the worship of jackals by jackasses. - H L Mencken

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

In this religious order has flourished and is revitalized the order of Knighthood. - Knights Templar

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. - Billy Graham

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

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

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

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

To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. - Bernhard Langer

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

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! - Amanda Bradley

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

Since I got to 80, I've started reading the Bible a lot more. It's kind of like cramming for my finals. - Vincent Watson

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

The world says everything happens randomly, without reason. But the Bible reassures us that God works in all things. - David Jeremiah

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. - George Eliot

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

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

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

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

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

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

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

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. - Joseph Addison

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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10-Jul-2020