I have had a serious problem with the concept of hell. I did gain a new insight last night, however. I was chatting online with someone who is a new-age type of person. He was berating the church for the concept of hell. I was telling him that I have had this viewpoint too. Then I had a thought that gave me pause.
"What to do with someone like..oh..Hitler?" Would Hitler be a good candidate for hell? Hell is a place of punishment for those who need justice served to them. So...should there be a hell to hold people like Hitler? Should there be justice for those he committed heinous crimes against?
I asked my online acquaintance this question. He did not seem to have an answer. I don't know completely what I think about this either. But there is definitely one viable candidate for a place like hell that I know of. There is at least one human being in need of divine judgement.