'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'.
Mr Gerson stated that the recognition of the Church was 'one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution'. Torrent Freak further reports that Mr Gerson 'hoped that the Church's religious beliefs would be considered in future lawmaking'.
Gustav Nipe, Chairman of the Church, also stated that the earlier failed attempts to have the Church recognised by the Swedish government 'might have something to do with the governmental organisations abiding by a very copyright friendly attitude, with a twisted view on copying'.
This Kat was unable to investigate the Church's website further. A message on its home page informed her that the site had been Slashdotted and urged those interested in joining to 'revisit us in a couple of days when the storm has settled'. However, she does observe that, on the information available to her, the Church does not appear to promote directly illegal file-sharing or pirating of copyright material.
The IPKat cannot help but ask: what do you think?
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