While browsing for my morning news, I found the following link: http://www.news.com.au/technology/file-sharing-officially-recognise...

Somehow I doubt these people have received a divine revelation instructing them to use file sharing as a way to affirm their faith. So I began thinking of other reasons to take an act and attempt to sanctify it using religion. One possibility is to make something currently illegal or frowned upon significantly more acceptable. So instead of simply copying some copyrighted material, you are following the will of your god. Followers of other religions will now look more favourably on the act in question because they can identify with the act of following the will of a god in a way that they never could with the act in question.

My questions for the forums are:

    Are there any other reasons for sanctifying an act by making it religious?

    Is it ok to use religion in such a way? The Church of the FSM uses its religiosity to send a message. Is the Church of Kopimi anything different?

Tags: FSM, copyright, kopimi, new, religion

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