I'm a little late in on the thread (have spent most of the day with family as it's Thanksgiving here) but -- and I stand to be corrected by a reference, of course -- but I don't think Gileadi made specific one-to-one comparisons like this. From my understanding of Isaian typology that's not the point. We think in terms of "nation states" today, but that's a political phenomenon that arose out of the industrial revolution. A nation state is "Assyrian" to the extent that it engages in militarist activity -- Canada is, in its way, Assyrian, too, as is Britain (especially in the past). So it's more like a characteristic than it is an identity.
"John W. Redelfs" wrote: > After careful consideration, Gary Smith wrote: > >I only fear that such wars would quickly change to wars of pure > >destruction, and not of preparation. If I'm not mistaken, I think Gileadi > >compares the US with Egypt, and Russia with Assyria. We have problems in > >this country, no doubt. However, I believe that there are enough righteous > >people to still make a difference. > > To make a difference in their own lives, or in the life of the > nation? Clinton was reelected after everyone knew how immoral he was. And > George W. Bush just barely became president after running against Al > Gore. It seems to me that the majority held by the righteous has dwindled > to the point where it either exists by a thread, or it has become a > minority. What do you think? > > John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED] > =========================================== > "It may be, for instance, that nothing except the power of > faith and the authority of the priesthood can save > individuals and congregations from the atomic holocausts > that surely shall be." --Bruce R. McConkie > =========================================== > All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================