10/17/11 Carlos, about 25
As I walked in a grocery store I gave a miillion dollar bill Gospel tract to a young man (Carlos) who was just leaving, which led to a longer conversation. Carlos is from Spain, grew up as a Roman Catholic, and now would rather just think about day to day concerns. When questioned he ventured that he will either go to heaven or be reincarnated as another person after he dies, but he clearly hadn't thought this through very much. Like Jose whom i spoke with two days ago, Carlos had a sort of halfhearted belief system cobbled together apparently from the kinds of theories presented on "Discovery Channel" or "History Channel". These kinds of TV shows provide just enough excuses for non-belief and attractive alternative beliefs for the average shallow thinker distracted by a self-indulgent lifestyle. After a fairly deep discusion on the subject, Carlos said he'd rather be playing video games than think about such things. The idea of a God who would hold him accountable for his presumed "minor" sins seemed preposterous to him. It was easy to help him realize that even in his own shallow beliefs there is some sort of judgment and accountability, and from there we talked more clearly about the truths of the Bible. He left seeming very interested to read the additional info I gave him.