File sharing is an official religion in Sweden

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Where is your God now?

The Swedish Missionary Church of Kopimism was founded in 2010 and ever since, its disciples have been fighting to get their beliefs recognized as an official religion in their country.

And even though copyright infringement is still illegal, they finally did it, after two failed attempts.

Isak Gerson, founder of the church, that already has 3000+ followers, comments:
"I think that more people will have the courage to step out as Kopimists. Maybe not in the public, but at least to their close ones.

There’s still a legal stigma around copying for many. A lot of people still worry about going to jail when copying and remixing. I hope in the name of Kopimi that this will change.

We confessional Kopimists have not only depended on each other in this struggle, but on everyone who is copying information. To everyone with an internet connection: Keep copying. Maintain hardline Kopimi"
Torrentfreak | via

Update: The Fileshare Beatitudes (courtesy of Redditor pstroll, via):
demonoid 5:3-10.

Blessed are the poor in bandwidth,
for theirs is the kingdom of FiOS.

Blessed are they who share porn,
for they shall be comforted by RealDoll™.

Blessed are the MegaUpload users,
for they shall inherit premium accounts.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for torrents,
for they shall be seeded.

Blessed are the PPV streamers,
for they shall obtain live MMA fights.

Blessed are the YouTube users,
for they shall see copyrighted content.

Blessed are the USENET faithful,
for they shall be called children of l33t.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of file sharing,
for theirs is an entry into wikipedia.
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