Obama: Theres the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people havent embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they're going to hell.(Obama, 2004)
GG: You dont believe that?
OBAMA: I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I cant imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. Thats just not part of my religious makeup.
This kills me to say, but this is not far off from the current Catholic belief, as I understand it. We do believe there is punishment for a knowing rejection of Christianity, but not for someone who has not had exposure.