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….

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Babinity?

Came across this on Amazon…

Does this make sense to anyone?

Achieve several awesome goals at one time! Challenge your entire Youth Group to memorize John 1:1. Raise money for your Youth Group through a God-endorsed cause (literacy) by reselling this book. Promote life-changing early baby literacy in your church and in your church’s childcare program (check with high school counselor regarding applicability of community service credit). Promote salvation and maybe even close the achievement gap. Baby Literacy Worldwide is a group of Volunteers who believe that Window 1 literacy can close the achievement gap. We explain it like this. God wants readers, why else would He have written a bible? Continue this thought. When is a person most like God? At birth. “God-like.” When does a person learn most like God? At birth. “God-learning.” Birth-to-age-two is the first and best learning opportunity of life, we call it Window 1. Window 1 is the “digital copier” phase of life because a Zero-two-er simply absorbs and records in this learning phase. The God-like aspect of Window 1 is in the fact that for every piece of information digitally copied by Baby, three more pieces of information can be absorbed-exponential God-learning. Baby + Divinity = Babinity™. If you believe that the bible is the living word of God, then you likely agree that John 1:1 is a most wonderful scripture of the bible. Window 1, a baby’s God-learning, and John 1:1 are a perfect match. Babinity, Salvation Starts At Birth, means 1 minute-a-day of flash cards for 24 months and zero-two Babies will read and maybe even will have a jump start at salvation. Babinity is the matching of the exponential-God-learning-Window 1, first and best learning phase, with John 1:1. The goal of this book is to serve as a catalyst to urge each and every member of your Youth Group to memorize John 1:1. At the same time, stir Youth Group members to get involved in Window 1 literacy (start your research at BabyLiteracyWorldwide.com) by donating their time to your Church’s childcare program to teach early literacy. Finally, allow you to resell this book to those in your congregation who are so moved to purchase this book from you for a recommended donation of $20 (Pastor approval for this program required first, of course) for a 100% fundraising profit. Learn, teach, grow and fundraise all at the same time! More information available at Babinity.com.

Does this make sense to anyone? I’m kinda confused by it all…

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Have You Taken The Salvation Challenge?

What is the Salvation Challenge Board Game?

Well according to Amazon:

Each player has one million in kingdom cash. The players get saved by landing on Calvary and making the salvation call, “Jesus save me.” After getting saved the players enter a race to see who can be the first to give all of their cash to missionaries to further advance God’s Kingdom. The winner of the game is the first player to get saved and then give all of their cash to missions.

Sounds complicated? Maybe?

Sound fun to you?

(h/t Christian Nightmares )

 

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Hurt Yourself?

Fallen over?

Got over excited while chopping food?

Not paying attention while doing something arty?

Well these may help:

Possibly better then your average plaster…possibly…

Buy them here.

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