I'll level with you. My concern is that your dogged adherence to the notion that the ASC is an accurate record of fifth or sixth-century events is essentially a faith-based position rather than an evidence based one. For whatever reason, you want or need it to be true. You don't want to give it up and I don't think you have any interest in having your mind changed. That's your prerogative, but if I am right, there's nothing to be gained by continuing this discussion.