Why do People believe in Hell?

“An old monk on Mount Athos in Greece once told me that people rejoice in the thought of hell to the precise degree that they harbor hell within themselves. By which he meant, I believe, that heaven and hell alike are both within us all, in varying degrees, and that, for some, the idea of hell is the treasury of their most secret, most cherished hopes — the hope of being proved right when so many were wrong, of being admired when so many are despised, of being envied when so many have been scorned.” –DBH

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/christianity-religion-hell-bible.html?fbclid=IwAR2oJvjrfQ-tEVZHiEJ-9fLCLhzcgNCpNVklF8R3SZdRE2l8wfHBk0WLQeY