Swedish Culture Part 1

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

Missionary Church of Kopimism

The Missionary Church of Kopimism, founded by Isak Gerson[1], is a congregation of file sharers which hold that copying information is a sacred virtue.[2][3][4] 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.[1]

The followers of the religion are called Kopimists from copy me. According to the church, “In our belief, communication is sacred.”[2] No belief in gods or supernatural phenomena is mentioned on their web site.


  1. ^ a b “File-Sharing Recognized as Official Religion in Sweden. – Ernesto – Technology – TorrentFreak”. TorrentFreak. Jan 04 2012. http://torrentfreak.com/file-sharing-recognized-as-official-religion-in-sweden-120104/. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Nicholas (Apr 10 2011). “The Information Will Get Out: A New Religion for File-Sharers – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic”. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/04/the-information-will-get-out-a-new-religion-for-file-sharers/237058/. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ “File-Sharers Await Official Recognition of New Religion”. TorrentFreak. 10/04/2011. http://torrentfreak.com/file-sharers-await-official-recognition-of-new-religion-110410/_content=Google+Reader. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ CITROME, MICHAE (April 14, 2011). “NETWORTHY: Copy, paste, amen”. Montreal Mirror. http://www.montrealmirror.com/wp/2011/04/14/networthy-copy-paste-amen/. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

One Response

  1. What? Måste vara lokalt i Ale, never heard of!

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