The concept of Hell, in one form or another, is likely as old as boogie-men, and served (serves) the same purpose: something to scare rubes and children with. Worked on me until I was about 9.
I understand that we are supposed to be "better", and extend compassion even to those we disagree with, or even detest. Ya'll go ahead and be better folks for me.
Today, I wish I believed in Hell so I could fantasize about Fred Phelps burning there.