As a Christian, I must consider what the Holy Bible has to say on the subject, and in Scripture, hell is defined as an actual place, a lake of fire. Now, I do believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God as dictated by the authors of the Old & New Testament. I do believe the Word of God is both literal and figurative. I also believe proper interpretation of the Scriptures must consider relativity with regard to the authors, who in prophecy, were usually describing future events, machines, cultures, communication systems, et. al., for which they had no frame of reference. I personally believe that hell is a place in the human psyche where existence seems apparent, but may not be. Furthermore, there is a complete absence of the Divine. For me, to exist without God must be worse than no existence, because in the case of the latter, all pain is gone. But in the case of the former, suffering is real, punative and infinite. Eternal aloneness...that's my hell, and surely it would burn deeply into my soul.