I just got home from the very first Minnesota Evil Apostates Night (MEAN). We wonder if similar apostate nights out have been held elsewhere.
We daringly held this mini-convention (8 in attendance) at A Smoky Bar somewhere in Minneapolis. (Due to it being at a secret location, Fredhall was unable to break it up.) A Smoky Bar was filled with young patrons, many with odd-colored hair and rings and piercings in many places on their body. This was the perfect setting for such a clandestine meeting.
An amazing string of events brought us together.
It all started when Perfectpie (he of the 7-year Bethel stint) had Hannibal over at his house, to log on to the computer. (Mrs. Hannibal is still a devout JW, and may not have tolerated Hannibal's long visit to the website you are now viewing.) One or both of these gentlemen knew Peaceloveharmony during her JW life. She was spotted on J-w.com. Peaceloveharmony recently had met Gopher who just started posting here, and asked the gentlemen if they knew Gopher. Hannibal, by chance, has known Gopher at least 10 years.
Hannibal and Gopher decided to get together and to invite Harmony. Hannibal and Perfectpie invited "Can't Get On Forum Yet". The 3 of them together with Gopher travelled to A Smoky Bar in South Minneapolis, arriving promptly at 6:30 for the start of the convention. No kingdom songs were sung.
Shortly thereafter, Harmony's best friend "A Nubile Young Inactive JW" sashayed up to our table and joined the evil proceeedings. Pitcher after pitcher of beer kept the discussion going later into the evening.
Finally after gentle persuasion on the telephone, Harmony's other friends "Firm JW Believer" and "Firm JW Believer's boy friend" joined the earlier attendees. They regaled us with how true the beliefs of JW's are, between puffs on their cigarettes. It was unbelievable.
As the brew kept going, the conversation about sex, religion, and gods and goddesses kept going until nearly the midnight hour.
We also learned that Perfectpie and Hannibal both know Openminded, who lived too far away to join us for our Evil Apostates Night. Hannibal will be seeing Openminded shortly, but with a whole new outlook!
The conversation stayed calm and gentle (yeah, right) up until the very end. But still we all walked away friends.
Freedom rules! The MEAN meeting was a large success. We know many of you were there in spirit, including MOMMY and Prisca. We wish all of you could have been there. You would not have believed it. Other attendees will (below) add their unique insights as to what happened Thursday night.