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Holy Cut and Paste Batman! – Sweden Recognizes File Sharing Religion Kopimism (video)

The Misssionary Church of Kopimism, has now been officially recognized by Sweden as a religion.  If You can copy and paste, you can be a member.  File sharing is also another tenet of this new and technology based religion.

as described in Wikipedia……..

The Missionary Church of Kopimism, founded by 19-year-old philosophy student Isak GersonT,[1] is a congregation of file sharers who claim that copying information is a sacred virtue.[2][3][4] The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (“kammarkollegiet”) as a religious community, after three application attempts.[1][5]

The followers of the religion are called Kopimists from copy me. According to the church, “In our belief, communication is sacred.”[2] No belief in gods or supernatural phenomena is mentioned on their web site. CTRL+C and CTRL+V, familiar to those with rudimentary computing skills as the shortcut keys for “Copy” and “Paste,” are considered sacred symbols.

January 5, 2012, Kopimism was accepted by Sweden as a legitimate religion. The religion’s association with illegal file sharing has been said to not be a sign that file sharing that steps beyond legal borders will be excused from Sweden’s zero-tolerance approach to the matter.

(Vidya Daan), a concept in Daan, is a tenet of all Dharmic Religions that also values the sharing of information[citation needed]. In Christianity, it is also known as the Gift of Knowledge.

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