I have always thought hell was just a scare tactic.
But if I am honest, some of the near death experiences involving people going to what they would call hell unnerve me somewhat, and makes me want to
not take any chances.
One bloke if I remember correctly didn't believe in God/Devil Heaven or hell . . . . . . until he went there.
I don't believe in any "God" in the typical religious sense, although I suspect stories of afterlife are just another dimension we are unaware of
mostly - and I think there are probably some "God-like" intelligences residing in these dimensions.
But that's just my opinion, and I am someone who is convinced "someone" had a hand in our creation or at least our evolution.
Probably the Bush's !