Importance of Asking?

A quote that stood out from reading through “Who Needs Words?“:

“Your world is not the same as mine. It has different rules, a different history and a different culture running through its veins.”

This did make me wonder:

When putting together Church programs do we talk more then we should listen and ask?

How do you welcome?

For some reason I’m on the welcome rota at our Church, but cant help think I’m not great at it.

In fact I’m probably somewhere between options 1 and 2… except with less running, hugging, and kissing…

Weekly Roundup: The Prequel Edition

Welcome to the first weekly round up of 2012:

After that one I’m off to dig up some of my old Soul Survivor albums…

The Church of File-Sharing

<sound of me being mostly speechless>

Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism

Fingers nearly touchingFile-sharing is a religious ceremony according to the church leader

A “church” whose central tenet is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government.

The Church of Kopimism claims that “kopyacting” – sharing information through copying – is akin to a religious service.

The “spiritual leader” of the church said recognition was a “large step”.

But others were less enthusiastic and said the church would do little to halt the global crackdown on piracy.

The rest of the article can be found on the BBC Website – but the really interesting stuff is found on The Church of Kopimism‘s temporary website:

For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament. Information holds a value, in itself and in what it contains, and the value multiplies through copying. Therefore, copying is central for the organisation and its members.

Being recognized by the state of Sweden is a large step for all of kopimi. Hopefully, this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution, says Isak Gerson, spiritual leader of the Church of Kopimism.

So at least they’re admitting they’re doing this in an attempt to avoid persecution for copying….