A villager heard of a wiseman that lives on top of a mountain and seeing himself as quite smart he decided to challenge the wiseman's wisdom.
On top of the mountain the villager laid down his challenge and let the wiseman pick the topic.
The wiseman pickup two sticks and lay one on top of another. "What do you see?" asks the wiseman. "That is easy. It's a cross," answered the villager. The wiseman replied, "They are sticks laid one on top of another."