Re-reading all of your advice now that I can view it on a 21 inch IMac and not a 3 inch Droid screen.
Flipper: I love the idea of asking if he sees anything good outside of the Witnesses. A few days ago, he freaked me completely out with some language about the world being controlled by Satan. I told him I choose to believe that I'm protected by Jesus so Satan and whatever his business is was not my problem. He continued on with asking about the children who died and asked if that was from God. I explained that some of us believe that after dying, one goes to a better place. We both realized the conversation was going to go nowhere at that point. LOL
JGnat: Worried that even in attending, my annoyance factor would rise. I might even feel compelled to raise my hand and answer a question.... don't tempt me... everyone who knows me would tell you I'd do it. I'm going to look for this book. It ought to be a fascinating read.
Everyone: You all are giving me a broad and bleak picture of this whole situation. Thanks, I think.
Going to read my other thread of advice before I head out to meet him.
Starting to think that saying no words and just giving him a New Years hug at midnight and leaving would be better than saying anything at all.