Has anyone ever played the Mental health angle?
I was reading something about dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) recently, so often seen in people who were sexually abused.
If you wanted to stay in but just fade away could you argue that when the elders called it wasn't you that they spoke to but one of your other personalities? In the Bible weren't there times when David feigned madness to escape his oppressors? Has anybody tried this tactic yet?