November 6, 1973 should be a date you remember!
That was the day that the official minutes of the 5th Day Adventists outlined the new movement that was beginning (and died as quickly as it started!!).
Some late (and some were often literally late all the time) teens were in a jovial mood. The more they ventured into the hilarious, the more their discussion generated into degeneration.
To safeguard the innocent (or not so innocent), no names will be mentioned, but I do have the original document.
Here are a few choice (and they are my choice) pieces from the document:
Minutes of the meeting held of Nov. 6, 1973
Present: [Names withheld to see if you can figure this out!]
I. Some of the doctrine was discussed:
1) Thursday as a holiday . . .
3) Truth as found in grass [an aside here – this would be related to Nebuchadnezzar approach to grass??]
4) Women are the root of all evil . . .
II. Ways of raising money were considered:
1) Initiation fees
2) Selling of indulgences
3) Government grants
4) Local initiative grant (or LIP)
The meeting was then adjourned when the treasurer decided she was leaving!!
Signed . . .
I love the idealism, cynicism, freshness, naivite, truth seeking, literary and political allusions, and stupidity of youth!!