I haven't been a Christian for over 30 years, but when I was, I didn't believe in hell. I always thought of God as a parent. Yes, there are some asshole parents in the world that would torture their children for eternity, but I couldn't imagine THE parent being a child abuser. My son (who is now 30) has pissed me off beyond belief during his life, but I couldn't imagine punishing him for eternity. Now, I let his wife handle it.
As I got a bit older, I thought 'hell' would be our life on earth and that we just needed to learn something from our lives before we moved on. That led to my belief in reincarnation, because some people just never seem to get it the first time around. I think the imagery and idea of hell was created just to put the 'fear of God' into people to make them easier to control.
And...I keep moving forward with belief/non-belief/and everything in between. I always say, "I'll get back to you when I'm dead."