On the show Q&A, they had Cardinal George Pell and Richard Dawkins (atheist) engaging in a discussion regarding the existence of a god.
Dawkins commented that he believes it is child abuse to tell a child that they will go to hell if they sin. I found this rather interesting, as I wholeheartedly believe that it is cruel and unnecessary to frighten a child in this manner.
When I first learnt about the concept of hell as a child, it absolutely terrified me - I was young and innocent but the concept of possibly being separated from my family after death used to really frighten me. I find it interesting that some parents are careful about their kids watching scary movies or hearing scary stories stories, but are happy to tell them about hell and about Jesus being murdered.