Hell isn't a subject I talk about all that much. I would say on this issue, my attitude is more responsive, I will talk about it if someone first mentions it to me. I heard Wibble mention it in another thread so thought I would mention some things about hell that you may not know, or may not know about what Christians think about it.
1. A lot of genuine Christians don't want hell to exist.
A lot of the time Christians don't want hell to exist and secretly hope that God was speaking about hell as a deterrent, or that there is some kind of exception to the rule. I for one secretly hope that God's bark is worse than His bite.
2. Not all people go to hell if they are not Christians, necessarily.
The bible doesn't actually say as far as I know, that all people that are not Christian are going to hell. It just says those who reject Christ and don't believe in Him. To what extent this, "rejection" is in someone's heart, quite literally, God only knows. It's a sensible reason to never feel the urge or act on the urge to say, "you are going to hell". THAT is a dangerous game! Did you know the bible teaches a proverb that you place your own self in danger of judgement if you do such a thing! (bet you didn't know that, Christians!)
3. I/we can't stop anyone from going to hell.
Don't shoot the messenger. I don't WANT to suggest you are going to hell. I also don't want you to fall off a cliff but if you do, I can't suspend gravity. I would if I could, I promise.
In other words, people get offended and think along these lines; "how can you think people are going to hell?" Then they reject you and are prejudiced towards you because you are a Christian that accepts what the bible teaches. In fact it is fundamentally important to remember that as Christians we have no power over God, or what He says. We can only honestly report what He has said. Quite literally, if you really are going to hell, to me personally that is a miserable thought, for I have no power to stop it whatsoever.
CONCLUSION: I don't want hell to exist but I won't call God a liar. It seems Christ clearly taught about hell, that it's a real place to be avoided. But I don't think faith in Christ, if only resting upon the foundation of a fear of hell solely, as a reason to believe, is a wise or lasting foundation. People who only believe in God out of religious fear will not have a strong faith, IMHO, and may only have a kind of religion.