I had a two hour conversation with a friend last night. Frustrating. It was like arguing with myself. He raised several points that under the blanket of too much thinking, I couldn't accurately answer. I told him I'd bring it up at my next ex-JW anonymous meeting.
Hi, My name is CoolHandLuke and I'm an "apostate". He said in the argument since he couldn't disprove my research on 607/1914 that for this argument we'd throw it out. "It's just a date, Dominick. The signs of the times are what matter." I told him that the date did matter because if it is wrong and Satan was cast out of heaven on another date, in another year, why did nothing significant happen in that year? Wasn't he angry? Deaf ears. His belief is that the reason that the society does not publish retractions for things like this is because the "masses" wouldn't understand. A mass exodus would occur. I told him that at least then I'd respect the slave. I respect Jesus for sticking to his principles regarding the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood. If you want to leave, go. Your ignorance and lack of reasoning has damned you.
How do I argue this?