File sharing recognized as an official religion in Sweden

By Shawn Knight · 23 replies
Jan 5, 2012
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  1. File sharing has officially been recognized as a religion by the Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet. The Church of Kopimism reportedly applied for religious status three times over the course of…

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I think Sweden has been trolled. ಠ_ಠ
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Isn't that the same country that considers Star Wars a religion? Or was that some other European country.
  4. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    QUICKLY, SOMEONE BRING THIS RELIGION TO THE U.S. , i cant wait for these copyright trolls to try shutting a religion down.
  5. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I know the average IQ in the US is lower then any generation in the last 2000 years but I didn't know this level of stupidity was reaching other Countries.
  6. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    Actually this is quite smart, at leat if you are into sharing files. I doubt they did it because they belive in an almighty p2p being.

    "The group?s leader hopes that their beliefs will be considered in future lawmaking"
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    And let me guess, Windows is the God they worship, while Mac OS X is the devil.
  8. Some people in the world are just downright mental. =/
  9. Most likey they just copied some other religion.
  10. Well it's a better idea for a religion than Scientology...
  11. "The church, which holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols."

    What about CTRL+Z, CTRL+A and ALT+TAB? Pffff...
  12. Indeed.

    The only way to Heaven is through Bill "Pearly" Gates.
  13. ihaveaname

    ihaveaname TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    This is amazing. This religion is even better than Pastafarianism.
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I have to agree.
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Tomorrow will see a news headline that reads "File sharing church in swedens records taken by the USA feds"
  16. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    Silly silly posters. The reason they would make this a religion, is so they can't get attacked for sharing illegally at their "share" sessions as it's part of their mass.
  17. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    Now when they try to put me in jail I can tell them this is my religion... :D
  18. "The only way to Heaven is through Bill "Pearly" Gates."

    Haha nice call.
  19. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    I believe!!! Praise be to File Sharing!!!
  20. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    humm, that's interesting, well then there must be a copy devil and a paste god ... want to meet them to check their papers! Anyone wants to start a new bible ?

    Happy New Year to everyone...

  21. oh goodness !

    Sodom and Gomorrah here we come.

    and I thought that dude from Iran was kinda "funny".

    One natural disaster coming your way.
  22. I see what you did there..
  23. not all religions have a god or devil... this is a religion that worships the power of knowledge something tangible yet at the same time immaterial in our world rather than beings we can barely conceive of let alone tangibly hold/see/obtain. it's a rather interesting approach and one i respect quite deeply
  24. John Staerck

    John Staerck TS Rookie

    I believe you are referring to the 2001 and 2011 UK population census that allowed people to enter "Jedi" as religion.

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