Saturday, August 6, 2011

Canons and Laws

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 copies.


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 R!'

His forehead is all bloody and 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...

'CELEBRATE!!'

Hat tip: Babs of Beetle's Memories 'n' Ramblings
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23 comments:

  1. ah-hahahaha! And then there are the many different translations and interpretations, and context! For instance CELEBATE in Italian actually means UNMARRIED, or SINGLE. Bless their hearts.

    Happy boating honey. Big hugs xoxo

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  2. hahaha...clergymen sans celebration...how sad!
    have a great weekend!

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  3. hahaha...clergymen sans celebration...how sad!
    have a great weekend!

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  4. Good lesson to learn for sure. Don't want to leave out that R. Hope you are having a terrific week end.

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  5. Come on, celebate good times!

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  6. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. What a difference an "R" makes!

    Happy weekend. Big hugs, honey...

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  8. You could say the Monk was the key person in correcting the Church laws. So he was the......


    MONK KEY!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. lol, yes the "R" does make a big difference. I hope your having an awesome weekend Sandee.

    And Steve that was too funny, Monk Key, lol!

    Oh my stomach, lmbo!

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  10. Oh, no! Wa-hahahaha. Another great one!

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  11. I have to be sure I'm not drinking coffee when I stop by. It hurts blowing it out of my nose like that.

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  12. "Monk Key" DaDude...that is until someone forgets a K

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  13. One letter difference can change a lifestyle!

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  14. good one!!! laughed out loud honey!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  15. ROFL oh that is just too good

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  16. Too funny! I love this one. It is up there with anger management as an all time favorite.

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  17. Who would have thought one missing letter could have meant missing out on so much fun...poor monks!

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  18. Ha Ha That's what they get for following the Pope's man made rules & not the Bible...

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  19. hahaha!!too late for them!!
    have a nice day Sandee!

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  20. Oh, that was a good one. Poor monks. :)

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  21. Just a small little error.

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  22. Now that was an original! Hope you are having a great week!

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