you don't go to hell if you don't believe in God...
you have to understand that there are people out there that interpret the scriptures the wrong way...and then begin to think "all christians will go to heaven, and all non-christians will go to hell"...then what about the other religious sects?...heck, judaism came from one of adam and eve's children...so will they go to hell?...
you've been introduced to the religion by the wrong people...
But you do go to hell if you don't believe in god
because as it say in the 10 commandments one of the rules is that
"You should have no other gods before me"
So all those good people who believe in other gods not the one from the bible has sinned because he didn't obey gods word so he is going to hell
And what about the noah ark when god flooded the world all the people who didn't believe in him dies. And I don't think they are going to heaven even if they are good people. Just think off all the children that die.(if it did actually happen) I think he is a mass murderer.
Another one that makes god cruel
I learn this in a episode of south park they use the things in the book of job in the bible.
3 ¶ And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:
15 And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
.16 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
17 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
.18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:
19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
I got that from here http://www.bibleexpl.../... sinned not
Since that was so long I will summarise for you. Job was a good guy and he priase god everyday. And satan say to god that if god taken away all his things he will curse him. So by testing job faith he take away all his things. And so, God had a bunch of barbarians come in and slaughter Job's oxen and donkeys, and murder all his workers. Then God sent his fireballs from the sky and killed his sheep and the rest of his employees. And then, as Job's sons and daughters were eating, God sent a mighty wind to collapse the house and crush and kill them all.
As you can see god has murder all his workers and family to prove his point. And about all of you saying freewill then how did god manage to tell the barbarians to come and kill all those innocent people. Because he can control them where is the freewill in that.
All I can say is there is so much plot holes in the bible. The only thing I can agree with is that the bible can teach us to be good people but trying to convince me to believe in god. I don't think so.
maybe I should check this things out in a christian forum