In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Our taxes took over from institutions like the daan (among Buddhists) and the tithe (among Catholics), this so that it was not left to the wiles of individuals to create social justice.
- Failure to observe the tithes would invoke not only severe Divine punishment but in most cases would render the grain religiously inedible and consequently unsalable.
- Issues that aroused dissatisfaction included rents, tithes, evictions, and wages, and protest could be aimed at landlords, clergy, and even tenant farmers who sub-let to cottiers and agricultural labourers.
- Under the British, American colonists were forced to pay tithes and taxes to support the state church, even if they opposed its teachings.
- We paid a tithe (a tenth of our monthly wages) to the church.
- This contribution is voluntary, but the government collects this tithe and uses the income to support hospitals, orphanages, and religious schools.
- Your ‘glad giving’ does not have to be the Christian tithe of 10%, that is an outdated concept associated with a hierarchy struggling to maintain power.
- In 1714, a fee of twelve riksdollars per annum was charged for grazing land, and a tithe of one tenth of the crop for sowing land.
- Church tithes are a time-honoured tradition stipulated in the Old Testament of the Bible.
- As a result, on January 1, 1777, the Virginia Episcopalian Church was for the first time denied its tithes.
- It was remarkable how little Cromwell interfered with the people who owned the land, the rights to the land, the tithes, the principles, even the church was not much interfered with.
- I heard once that you should financially support the leaders where you are spiritually fed - as in the old Temple model of the priests getting the tithes of food and drink.
- However, most towns and cities were parasitic on the countryside, drawing men and taxes for the state, along with rents, seigneurial dues, and tithes which noble and clerical élites largely expended within the towns themselves.
- They retained only one direct tax, the tithe on agricultural produce (decima).
- They are patronised mainly by the under-classes, including domestic servants, whose tithe is too meagre for congregational development.
- This idea of the tithe comes from scripture; the Bible lays down that farmers in the land of Israel should set aside tithes of cattle, sheep, and produce, for priests and Levites (who were a public charge) and for the poor.
- These latter included wills, churches and churchyards, religious obligations, tithes, marriage, slander, and sorcery.
- They therefore also saw themselves exempt from tithes to church or state.
- The artist has signed papers which mean a tenth of his income - known as a tithe - is paid to Sandyford Memorial Church in Glasgow, which he joined in February.
- During the Middle Ages, canon law required each member of the parish to pay a tax of one-tenth, a tithe, of their income to the church.
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