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I am Scafloc. I choose the name from a person from a book of Poul Anderson: the Broken Sword.


Nationality: Dutch


State / Province: Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and famous over the whole world.


Occupation: Engineer (IT), software engineer / developper (Oracle), Oracle E-business suite consultant


Background: I went to university in ´91 and studied Law. After a year I switched to History. After university I got a job as application tester. Nowadays I work as engineer / consultant. My current project is at a governnment agency.


Hobbies: Squash, reading (fantasy), going out, playing computer games, history



   
The real importance of Swedenborg lies in the doctrines he taught, which are the reverse of the gloom and hell-fire of other breakaway sects. He rejects the notion that Jesus died on the cross to atone for the sin of Adam, declaring that God is neither vindictive nor petty-minded, and that since he is God, he doesn't need atonement. It is remarkable that this common-sense view had never struck earlier theologians. God is Divine Goodness, and Jesus is Divine Wisdom, and Goodness has to be approached through Wisdom. Whatever one thinks about the extraordinary claims of its founder, it must be acknowledged that there is something very beautiful and healthy about the Swedenborgian religion. Its founder may have not been a great occultist, but he was a great man.
~ Colin Wilson ~
   


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."


George R. R. Martin in A Game of Thrones