So at long last I've converted my childhood friend from being an apologist to being a near Apostate.
Lemme tell you how that happened. This guy and I debate almost daily the virtues of being one of "Jehovah's people." We have ripped the bible open left, right, up down...Examined Watchtowers and consulted every last person we have respected from the standpoint of "The Truth." So what did it for him? He says to me, "I'm going to get reinstated. But before I do I want you to do me a favor." "Yeah? What's that?" "To make sure that I am making the most informed decision, I want you to give me your best argument against the truth."
This guy is my childhood friend and closer to me than my blood brother. How do you refuse that? So I sent him Crisis of Conscience. We read it together, and then vomited together. So I told him about this site. He's an addict now, lurking. But he joined and just posted.
If you ask real nice like he might tell you some great homo errogenous tales of his stint at Bethel.