I don't fear hell fire because it doesn't make any sense. How could a loving God burn somebody for eternity for being bad for a short lifetime. There would be no justice there, being that God's attributes are Love, Justice, Wisdom, and Power.
I loving father would not put a child's hand on a burner for misbhaving. A loving God wouldn't dream of torturing somebody for eternity. The lake of fire in the Bible is symbolic meaning distruction. Anything burnt by fire completely ceases to exist. So enemies of God won't burn for eternity, they just won't have life anymore. In otherwords, cease to exist.
That doesn't mean that many bad people (that had a good heart deep down inside) who have all ready died won't have a second chance. The bible sais there's going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. They will be able to start fresh under God's kingdom arrangement.
I could explain so much more about this but like Bosk said, it belongs in the P&R forum..