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MidnightBeast
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PostSubject: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:19 am

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Can the gospel of file sharing really be recognised as a religion? In Sweden it can.
In the midst of a worldwide debate about internet piracy, Swedish authorities have granted official religious status to the Church of Kopimism, which claims it considers CTRL+C and CTRL+V (shortcuts for copy and paste) to be sacred symbols, and that information is holy and copying is a sacrament.
The church was founded by philosophy student Isak Gerson, who is also the self-appointed spiritual leader of the movement.
In a statement on the church's website, he says its religious roots stem back to 2010 and that it formalised a community of file sharers that already has been "well spread" for a long time.
"The community of kopimi requires no formal membership," he writes. "You just have to feel a calling to worship what is the holiest of the holiest, information and copy."
(For those who are unaware, kopimi is pronounced "copy me".)
According to the Church of Kopimism website, church services consist of "kopyactings", whereby the "kopimists" share information with each other through copying and remixing.
Bertil Kallner of Sweden's Financial and Administrative Services told the Swedish newspaper Gagens Nyheter that a religious community could "basically be anything".
"What's important is that it is a community for religious activities," he said.
Still, it took the Church of Kopimism three tries over the course of a year before members were able to formalise their way of praying or meditation so that they could be recognised as an official religion.
The blog Torrent Freak reports that membership in the church has grown from 1000 to 3000 in the last six months, and the founders expect more people to join now that its religious status is making a splash on the internet.
"Being recognised by the state of Sweden is a large step for Kopimi," said Gerson. "Hopefully this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution."
Kopi that.
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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:22 am

LMFAO!!!!! Oh Irony of ironies:

You do realise that you just copied that info from somewhere else, and as such you're going to be recreated as a being of light, just as soon as they can find you.... right young Middy???


lmao lmao

Doesnt DICE currently headquater itself in Sweden? No wonder these BF games are getting worse and worse: The whole country's gone bloody nutty!

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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:39 am

Hahahahaha. I'm their Messiah clearly, spreading the holy gospel of Kopimism.

The Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau is also in the same building as The Pirate Bay headquarters.
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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:20 am

And so on the 4th day the messiah copied images of bread and wine of which he copied again spamming peoples email in-boxes with these images he had so sacredly copied.

Ctrl C Ctrl V amen lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:28 am

Middy love the avatar bro Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:05 pm

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Middy love the avatar bro Wink

Haha thanks man, she's stunning.
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PostSubject: Re: Kopimism: Copying and file sharing recognised as a religion in Sweden   Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:59 pm

MidnightBeast wrote:
mooshoo wrote:
Middy love the avatar bro Wink

Haha thanks man, she's stunning.

I'm not being rude when I say I didn't read the post that avatar stole my attention haha
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