I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest

I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local mis­sion­ary priest, ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ ‘No,’ said the priest, ‘not if you did not know.’ ‘Then why,’ asked the Eskimo earnestly, ‘did you tell me?’

Annie Dil­lard, Pil­grim at Tin­ker Creek, 1974

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