Could you convince your friends that you had a change of heart and had switched sides on an issue? (Ie conservative to liberal, theist to non theist, or vice versa)
You mean lying about it?
My friends know that I am very conservative, so it would be hard for me.
People are easily manipulated.
But only the best can manipulate on a whim
I have before. I was able to convince a group of friends that I was liberal and Muslim. I think it's more that they are gullible than I convincing, but still pretty awesome.