I know that some Christians on this board don't believe in the fire and brimstone Hell. But a lot of Christians do. Which got me to thinking...
God is also purportedly omniscient, and often believed to be omnipresent (omniscience implies a type of omnipresence anyway). I don't believe I've seen a Christian suggest a place that God could not see, or would not be aware of.
So...if God is aware of all things, hears and sees all things, it seems it would follow, inescapably, that God would also aware of the suffering of every soul in Hell. In other words, he would constantly be aware of every scream, and of every inch of torment each soul was going through. (If he isn't, I don't see how he could be all-knowing).
I can not imagine how that could be squared with a loving God. That, in effect, you could be "having tea" with the almighty in heaven, everything cheery and blissful, while He is simultaneously listening/seeing/aware of the endless torment of human souls. It sounds monstrous...like you are at someone's house whose basement is filled with people being massacred, the host can hear the people screaming, see them being tortured on a video feed, but everything's just wonderful, blissful and A ok with the host.