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Thursday, 05 January 2012 13:57

Filesharing is an official religion

Written by Nick Farell



Let us pray


A group of self-confessed P2P pirates have managed to get their beliefs recognised as an official religion in Sweden.

The Church of Kopimism, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols, is now approved by the authorities as an official religion. The Church said that now it has an official status it will remove the legal stigma that surrounds file-sharing. When religions first start they are supposed to be persecuted with being fed to the lions being in the starter kit.

All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and this now can be seen as a form of religious bigotry. However the church claims that copying to be a sacred act. It was founded by a philosophy student Isak Gerson. Its early attempts failed because the Church had to formalise its way of praying or meditation, the authorities finally recognised the organization as an official religion.

According to Torrent Freak, more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Last year the Missionary Church of Kopimism tripled its members from 1,000 to 3,000 and it’s expected that the recent news will cause another surge. After all most people join a religion after the state gives it the thumbs up.

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Nick Farell

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+6 #1 Haberlandt 2012-01-05 16:26
Quote:
The Church of Kopimism, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols
Hahaha :D
 
 
+5 #2 123s 2012-01-05 18:50
At least they believe in real things : d
 
 
+5 #3 Carbonfibre 2012-01-05 19:44
I'm not sure what I love more; the fact that they promote filesharing, or the fact that they mock religion. :-)

We're slowly starting to wake up to the 21st century.
 
 
0 #4 pogsnet 2012-01-05 23:25
What happened to the most powerful CTRL+ALT+DEL?

Ok it has nothing to do with sharing :D
 
 
+1 #5 Jaberwocky 2012-01-06 11:14
So presumably for them , 2012 will be the blue screen of death :D ( Mayan apocalypse prediction)
 
 
0 #6 The_Countess 2012-01-06 11:46
Quoting Jaberwocky:
So presumably for them , 2012 will be the blue screen of death :D ( Mayan apocalypse prediction)



the mayan actually predicted upheaval and a new beginning. this church might be the start of that ;-)

"Our program who art in memory,
Hello be thy name;
thy Operating System come,
thy Commands be done,
on the Printer as they are on the Screen.
Give us this day our daily Data,
and forgive us our I/O Errors,
as we forgive those whose Logic Circuits are faulty;
and lead us not into frustration,
but deliver us from Power Surges;
for Thine is the Algorithm, and the Application, and the Solution,
looping for ever and ever.
Return."
 
 
0 #7 youserzero 2012-01-08 00:54
And Nicholas Sarkozy is their leader?


French presidential Palace caught out for ‘pirating’

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2133177/french-presidential-palace-caught-pirating
 

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