So if they had the same religion as Greeks (...) they have to have been Greeks as well
Poles have the same religion as Filipinos (Roman Catholicism), so I guess they must be same people, right?
and spoke the same language they have to have been Greeks as well
You know it wasn't the same language. It might have been similar to some extent (like Polish
and Russian for example), there's no certainty about that, but it wasn't the same language.
As for the ancient inscriptions and stuff, well - Greek was a dominant language of that time,
so no wonder that it is present in archeological findings of the era.
so probably he regarded him as Greek
Probably, probably not. It all pure speculation, so we should just let people of Macedonia
tell us about their identity and history, don't you think?
Generally described as an ancient Greek people
Yeah, "generally", "probably" etc. etc. Why did Macedonian rulers speak Greek with an accent,
and were considered barbarians by the Greeks. Why today Macedonians themselves don't
consider themselves Greek? Maybe (just maybe) beacause they are, in fact, NOT GREEK.
at least Not in the Greek sense of that word
Yes, I noticed that "Greek sense of words" seems to be something different than
simply plain sense of words, but that I guess is problem of Greeks, not of the rest
of the World.