It was actually a fee that was commanded by God under the Law of Moses, the Roman Catholic church re-instituted it as a way to make the papacy rich as well as selling "indulgences" (i.e. you pay in advance for sins you knew you would commit). However I agree EG this definitely shows the greed and corrupt nature of the perversion of Christianity by those who wish to exalt themselves above God. I also agree with Arden, Uber creepy. Though in context He was speaking to the Jewish religious leaders this sculpture reminds me of this passage. ". . . [H]ypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
A tithe was a fee that peasants had to pay to the church back in the medieval times. This might be sying something bout the greed and monstrosity of the church
what does it mean? powerful...creepy. i like.
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