|The Tenpasenta church was founded in 1840 by New York funeral home owner Jesse Collyer.
Jesse had overheard some young ladies window shopping at his coffin shop, they were talking about how expensive his funerals were and compounded with the 10% Tithe money they already gave to the Church they feared the cost of a death could ruin them, they knew the attractions that the afterlife offered to the deceased were going to be great but those left behind may have years of struggle before it was their turn.
Apparently these church goers had been more than happy to pay 10% of their income in Tithe money as the scriptures urged them to show gratitude for the many ways in which God had blessed them, in this case giving the money to their church.
Confirmed atheist and entrepreneur Jesse thought that this all sounded like a lot of money for old rope, and he invented the 10% Church that very second. He nearly fell from the ladder he was spying from in his haste to tell the girls about his new Church. A modern Church where there were no daft 2000 year old stories, no need to ruin your Sunday lay in, Just the guaranteed life after death for all those subscribing to his church, a church that would coincidently cost the same as a tithe at 10% of your income, but a "Tithe without the trash!" and a discount on his funerals! It had long been a belief of Jesse's that weak willed churchgoers were only really interested in securing a life after death in the first place, a theory that was soon proved to be true.
Within a matter of days from starting his new 10% church the membership grew from just an initial handful of big breasted beautiful young ladies, to hundreds, and then thousands of far less attractive people, and they were all gagging to pay him their 10% tithe money.
After time members called themselves The 10 Percenter's, and it's from this nickname Jesse derived the now World famous Tenpasenta church.
To help avoid confusion between Tenpasenta members and common scumbags Jesse developed the "Tenpasenta sign". The Tenpasenta sign was a visual technique used not only to recognise other members, but as a method of passing the Tenpasenta word to the ignorant and the anti-social.
To make the sign just raise your middle finger (one in ten fingers = 10%) and gesture it towards your chosen target. It quickly became a popular symbol and is still in common use the world over, however many have forgotten the signs origin and meaning.