Anderson: You keep holy water in the refrigerator?
Integra: At Hellsing, we do what works.
Here. Holy water… and antibacterial mouthwash.
Anderson: I only need the water to wash off filth in God’s eyes.
Integra: Pay Caesar what is due Caesar, remember? Wash off heavenly filth with heavenly cleansing, but unless you think that kiss was perfectly sanitary, wash earthly filth with earthly soap.
Anderson: Stop being right. It’s unnerving.
Mother-of-a-Fangirl’s Definition Corner
Because my Mom studies theology and I assume most of you don’t
Integra’s referring to a biblical episode from Matthew 22, Mark 12, and Luke 20.
Some religious scholars of the time, hoping to catch Jesus saying something treasonous, asked him if – since they were supposed to give to God, and not supposed to hold any man on God’s level – it was all right to pay taxes to the Emperor.
Jesus pointed out that it was Caesar’s picture on the money, after all: “Pay Caesar what is due Caesar, but pay God what is due God.”