The Eskimo and The Priest

Good question

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