[sword-devel] Re: Copyright and STRONGS

David Burry sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 06 Jul 2000 01:33:39 -0700

Render unto the copyright holders the things that belong to the copyright 
holders, and unto God the things that are God's.


At 12:58 AM 7/6/00 -0500, Pergamum wrote:
>Brother, your comment may have been meant in jest, but it has much weight.
>Considering, regardless what some would say about the laws of the land and
>appearances and all that. The day is coming when spreading the Word of GOD
>will be a criminal act. These ridiculous copyright laws and all that are
>already laying the foundation for it. People try using the "appearance of
>criminal acts" as an unwitting way to help Satan squelch the spread of the
>Word and cause division in the church. What they don't realize is that we
>that help in the Great Commission are already criminals and pirates in the
>eyes of the heathen. By distributing the Word to third-world nations and
>such, we are in defiance of THEIR laws and no amount of justification will
>change that.. When following GOD's orders are considered a criminal act, I
>am indeed a criminal, and I wear it like a badge of honor. These "copyright"
>excuses of "protecting the Word from corruption" are only further proof that
>these companies are amoral and care only for using GOD to further their
>means; as opposed to the proper order of using their means to further GOD's
>Will. We are commanded to follow GOD's law above and beyond any of man's
>laws so their arguments and points moot themselves if they truly seek to
>serve GOD.
>May the peace of GOD be on you all.
>In Christ Jesus,
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Chris Little <chrislit@chiasma.org>
>To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, 05 July, 2000 23:46
>Subject: RE: [sword-devel] Re: Copyright and STRONGS
> > Perhaps we should just move the crosswire box to co-lo at that site in
> > "Sealand" that was featured on slashdot a while back.  They formed a
> > data-haven for stuff that might be illegal elsewhere, such as cryto-stuff.
> > We could be Bible/Christian literature pirates.  Arg, matey! :)
> >
> > --Chris Little
> >
> >