This discussion reminds me of one of my favourite Epicurus quotes, which you have probobly heard already, but here it is anyway:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
(emphasis mine)... I am an atheist so I don't believe in the existence of deities, but I am very secure in my atheism (and not afraid of going to hell if god does exist) because if there were a god and he was the embodiment of all things good, then there is no way he could be a jealous god and require us to believe in and worship him. If he were to judge us it would be based on our inner qualities and how we treat others, not how we use our logic (which he would have given to us) to form beliefs about the world and his existence, or how much time we spend fearing and worshipping him. And if he exists and is the way he is portrayed in all the major religions, then in my opinion he is not someone who is deserving of our worship. If he is the way he is portrayed in the christian bible, then I have no reason to believe that hell is what he says it is because the bible shows us that he is a liar, he promotes immoral actions, and that he is jealous and egotistical, choosing to test us and play games with us because of his need to be revered and feared. Why should I believe that someone like that is telling the truth about the existence of/living conditions in hell?
*end rant* =) This isn't a criticism of people who are religious in any way, just my explanation for why I'm an atheist. And btw this is a neat idea for a poll. :P