Religion is really not that big in Sweden. The main religion is Christian Episcopal/Lutheran typish. However, there are also the religion of Kopimism. The info is straight from Wikipedia.
The Missionary Church of Kopimism, founded by Isak Gerson, is a congregation of file sharers which hold that copying information is a sacred virtue. The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized by the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (“kammarkollegiet”) as a religious community, after three application attempts.
The followers of the religion are called Kopimists from copy me. According to the church, “In our belief, communication is sacred.” No belief in gods or supernatural phenomena is mentioned on their web site.
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