Posted by sankho from proxy.connexus.net.au (22.214.171.124) on Monday, November 25, 2002 at 8:42PM :
In Reply to: Re: This Boy Has Gone Bonkers posted by sankho from proxy.connexus.net.au (126.96.36.199) on Monday, November 25, 2002 at 8:31PM :
+++An Assyrian Assyrian, in this silly context you're struck in, would be an Assyrian who remained Assyrian in religion. They are Christian Assyrians...or Israeli Assyrians if you want to remain literal.
It's impossible to call a Christian Assyrian an Israeli Assyrian.... while Assyrian or Eastern Christianity was DERIVED from Jewish religious principles, it is a heavily Assyrianised version. It is a derivative religion not pure Jewish religion and culture transplanted across. Early Assyrian Christianity in particular was very very 'paganist'.... heretical to the Western Christians.
Contrast that to Islam which was transplanted whole across to Iraq. There may be some differences bt its pretty much the PURE Arab religion.. that's why Iraqis like to call themselves Arab and don't give two hoots about anything Assyrian apart from some nice old Assyrian things in some nice museums...
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