“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, ‘did you tell me?’”—Annie Dillard
Playboy:In some of your books—especially The Sirens of Titan and Slaughterhouse-Five—there’s serious notion that all moments in time exist simultaneously, which implies that the future can’t be changed by an act of will in the present. How does a desire to improve things fit with that?
Kurt Vonnegut:You understand, of course, that everything I say is horseshit.