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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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1 Sara Di Diego = "Actually the Bible has many contradicting quote about this.Some agree that if one never heard the Word of God, they will not be punished in the afterlife: If I had not come and spoken to them [the world], they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.— John 15:22Other verses say that they will be punished if they do not know about God:He will punish those who do not know God  … They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.— 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 And then other verses say it will depend on the sins of each individual person who did not know about God:But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.— Luke 12:48"
2 Sara Di Diego = "'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' is a nonfiction narrative on the narrator's thoughts and journeys.  The author considers it to be a "book on theology".  Work Cited:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim_at_Tinker_Creek"