npr and other sources. Sweden has certified Kopimism as as a bona fide religion, with its own rituals. The rituals are basically internet piracy. The only tenant and only ritual of Kopimism is file sharing. Well, if Jedi is a religion, why not? The sillier religions become, the less credibility all of them have.
I'm pretty sure my kids practice the Kopimistic sacrament on a regular basis.
At least it's not the blood and flesh of Jesus!
"The sillier religions become, the less credibility all of them have." Good point Sentient Biped. I wonder if this could actually lead to a tipping point of rational thinking? Too much to hope for?
Not too much to hope for but probably too much to really think will happen!
Actually from what I read, it is more the belief that all knowledge is sacred, to be given away. Sounds like the concept of Daan in the Dharmic religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jain, etc. I believe it was Mohammed that also said that knowledge was the right of all men, to be taken (copied) and given to all. Since men wrote these texts, and not a higher power, this seems to arise from men, as in this case, a 19 y.o.Swedish student. Nothing new under the sun. Namaste and Shalom.
A while back I heard of a religion called Coprolytics and like most religions it's based on a lot of old shit.