Piracy is now an official "religious act" in Sweden.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MorphingDragon, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115062-Sweden-Formally-Recognizes-Piracy-as-Religion

    BRB, moving to Sweden.

     
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    Yet another cult enters the world and we continue to witness the strangeness that is the human race.
     
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    You miss the Forrest for the Trees.

    The idea is to abuse the modern social Stigma of Religion in order to:

    A) Push a point about the social status of Religions.
    B) Avoid being prosecuted for Piracy by making it a religious act.
     
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    And so it was said, "Thou shalt copy as surely as thou shalt paste". Those that disobey shall be doomed to spend eternity in the company of the Microsoft Office Paperclip.
     
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    Why is this any more strange than the cult you follow?
     
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    I think that point B is the real reason for this new "religion."
     
  8. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess the wink makes it ok.

    Though it does seem to be part of a pattern, or at least a nervous tick.

     
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    It's not piracy, it's the sharing of information, that is the religious act and the basis of the religion.
     
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    That will likely cause them problems with the law anyway, just like in the ECHR case Kokkinakis vs Greece.
     
  11. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Argh, an endless afterlife shouting "Stop helping me!"
     
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    *Tap, Tap, Tap*, reminiscent of Chinese water torture.

    Pandora's box has been opened, and all hope is lost. ;)
     
  13. thefnshow macrumors regular

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    think that's bad ...in greece now pedophilia is now considered a disability...no more bailout money for them
     
  14. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    A pedophile is not the same as a child molester. The former is the emotion the latter is the action. Many peodophiles realise how wrong their feelings are and seek help to manage it- I don't think they should be looked down on.
     

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