Thank you for responding.
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who wonders about the "standard" interpretation of Gog and Magog.
That interpretation, that I was taught for years, left me with some unanswered questions.
It is natural that people will disagree over the interpretation.
However, when we get angry at one another over these things, we are walking in the flesh.
None of us understand prophecy fully, we think, or believe, that we know these things.
I Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Yet, if we believe that the LORD has given us understanding about something, we ought to remain faithful to him.
That is difficult when others disagree, and perhaps even break fellowship with us.
It is better to then stay the course, until he takes us home, or gives us more understanding, or shows us that we have been wrong.