|The Tenpasenta Church was founded in 1840 by New York funeral homeowner Jesse Collyer.
Jesse overheard some tasty young ladies window shopping outside 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 the sudden death of their husbands could ruin them, but they knew the attraction of the afterlife offered by their church was great but those left behind may have years of struggle paying the H.P. on the funeral, let alone putting a bit by for their turn which to be honest is a bit daft, do you really think having no cash means they'll make you put the body out by the bins?.
These churchgoers had been more than happy to pay 10% of their income in Tithe money as the scriptures urged them to do, in this case giving the money to their church.
Confirmed atheist and entrepreneur Jesse thought that this all sounded like 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 idea. A modern Church where there were no daft 2,000-year-old stories, no need to ruin your Sunday lay in, Just the guaranteed life after death for all those tithing to his church instead, a church that would 10% of their income but would also offer a 10% discount on funerals. Tithe without the trash! It had always 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 proved to be true.
Within a matter of days new 10% church saw membership grow from an initial handful of invited big breasted beautiful young ladies to thousands of far less attractive people, and they were all gagging to pay him their 10% tithe money instead of their original churches.
After time the members called themselves The 10 Percenter's, and it's from this nickname Jesse derived the now World famous Tenpasenta Church, the name had a changed spelling due to copyright issues.
To avoid any confusion between Tenpasenta members and common scumbags Jesse introduced the Tenpasenta sign, this 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 yourself 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 origin and meaning of the sign.