Monks Joke  

HardNhorneee 52M
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8/22/2005 11:50 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Monks Joke


A new young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help 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 subsequent copies.

The head abbot replies, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries,
but you make a good point, my son."

So, the head monk goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery
where the original manuscript is held 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 new monk gets worried and goes downstairs to look for the
elder monk. He sees him banging his head against the floor. 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 is "celebrate."

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