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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monastery Life

A young monk arrives at the monastery.
He is assigned to helping the other monks
in copying the old canons and laws of the
church by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks
are copying from copies, not from the original
manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the
head abbot to question this, pointing out that
if someone made even a small error in the first
copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that
error would be continued in all of the subsequent
The head monk, says, 'We have been copying
from the copies for centuries, but you make
a good point, my son.'
He goes down into the dark caves underneath
the monastery where the original manuscripts
are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go
by and nobody sees the old abbot. 
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down
to look for him. He sees him banging his head
against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R !
We missed the R !
We missed the fu%@#ing R !"
His forehead is all bruised and he is
crying uncontrollably. The young monk
asks the old abbot, 'What's wrong, father?'
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies,
'The word was...


Leovi said...

The church loses or wins points for convenience, in the XXI century, how can you continue to have such power? Question.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a HOOT!

Jack said...

Sylvia, you are a scandalously funny woman.

George said...

This is cute and funny. Thanks for the smiles.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Very cute. probably true..makes more sense.

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