If the fear of hell-fire was very strong, one would not be able to see anything else.
|Besides, if they thought murder to be bad, what they did was also evil in due course. If they believe in Hell, they may think that they will fall into the place.|
The writer has no intension to claim if the hell exists or not.
If you are interested in how the fear of hell affects the human mind and behavior, we also discuused this matter in the picture book "Be Good".