I believe that very few people actually believe they will be punished in hell when they die. If they did, they would be terrified and would seek to do something about it, and in fact, most people have done so already. They say they are "good enough", or they give excuses for their sins, or put the blame on God, or point out how they think the church has disqualified itself, or deny that God or hell exists. I met a young man at the park named Jose who chose the last option. He had good reason to hope that God doesn't exist, because he did believe he would be headed to hell if He does. He had a good sense of his own guilt and that hell would be an appropriate punishment for him. I think this is why Jose has been denying God's existence for many years. AIthough I feel I presented some rather compelling arguments to logically prove God's existence, Jose knew the implications of such belief, and wasn't about to jump in to belief just yet.