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In Sweden, File Sharing is essentially a religion, introducing Kopimism.

In Sweden this year a government agency registered a new religion, Kopimism. At the core beliefs and values of this new religion is one very important and interesting belief, the holy belief in file sharing. For those who don’t know Sweden is kind of the center of illegal downloads and file sharing, as many websites that allow worldwide file sharing are based out of Sweden where copyright laws are rarely enforced. This new religion, which already has over 8,000 members on it’s website, should be an interested curveball thrown to legislators and production companies who attempt to utilize copyright laws.

STOCKHOLM — People almost everywhere are file sharing these days, using computers to download music, films, books or other materials, often ignoring copyrights. In Sweden, however, it is a religion. Really.

Even as this Scandinavian country, like other nations across Europe, bows to pressure from big media concerns to stop file sharing, a Swedish government agency this year registered as a bona fide religion a church whose central dogma is that file sharing is sacred.

“For me it is a kind of believing in deeper values than worldly values,” said Isak Gerson, a philosophy student at Uppsala University who helped found the church in 2010 and bears the title chief missionary. “You have it in your backbone.”

Kopimism — the name comes from a Swedish spelling of the words “copy me” — claims more than 8,000 faithful who have signed up on the church’s Web site. It has applied for the right to perform marriages and to receive subsidies awarded to religious organizations by the state, and it has bid, thus far unsuccessfully, to buy a church building, even though most church activities are conducted online.

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11 things the Bible forbids other than homosexuality (that you’re probably guilty of)

If you are one of the morons who thinks being gay is unnatural and spend your time complaining about how it’s ruining the world, well you’re an absolute idiot. Here are some other things that the Bible forbids so you should probably start campaigning against all of these too:

Tattoos

Leviticus 19:28 states:

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Rounded Haircuts

Leviticus 19:27 states:

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Consulting psychics

Leviticus 19:31 reads:

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Gossiping

Leviticus 19:16 states:

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.

 

Eating a ham sandwich

Leviticus 11:7-8 reads:

And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

Getting remarried after a divorce

Mark 10:11-12 states:

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Working on the Sabbath

Exodus 31:14-15 states:

“Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

Women speaking in a church

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 states:

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Eating shrimp, lobster, and some other seafood

Leviticus 10-11 states:

And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

And of course…

Loosing your virginity before marriage

Deuteronomy 22:20-21 states:

But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you

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