7/1/10 Chris about 25
At a casino in northern Minnesota I spoke with a young man (Chris) as he waited outside the gaming area. He was a member of the Ojibwe band of Native Americans - the same tribe that sponsors the casino - so I asked him about his religious beliefs. He wasn't too talkative, probably because he was waiting for someone (his mother) but I did find out that he believes in a higher power of some sort and that the extent of his religious beliefs center around traditional Native American ceremonies held twice a year. The ceremonies involve a lot of traditional dancing and he didn't recall any sort of religious instruction. He didn't seem to know what he believes about eternity, nor did he seem to care so I talked some about eternity - how this life will seem like a brief moment in comparison and the importance of thinking about eternity while we now have the chance. That's about all I could tell him before his mother showed up, but he did seem sincere as he thanked me for talking to him.