December 2, 2010

Quote of the moment

From Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard

"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?’"

H/T to Valerie


Old NFO said...

He did have a point...

Rogue Medic said...

If we could save souls by remaining silent, or by encouraging worship and tithing - how many of us would choose the way that does not produce an income?

How about this for an answer? I told you in the hope that I can scare you into doing what I tell you the great bogeyman in the sky says to do.

Grung_e_Gene said...

No one shall have Religious freedom but.... Meeeeeeeeeee!!!!