If your imaginary god didn't allow hell to exist, there would BE no hell.
If you trace all suffering back to the source, the source is your own creator that you adore ONLY because you are certain he is going to save you.
A god that could have created a universe where no suffering exists and yet chose not to must enjoy suffering ... and that means that he will enjoy YOUR suffering ... not just the suffering of all other forms of life.
I prefer to believe that there is no creator than to believe in one that finds you and your religion unbelievably "attractive."
Silly stuff indeed!
The problem is that God creates out of "nothing".
We can idealize, or conceptualize what nothing is.
You preference to believe God is nothing, does not negate your point, but actually reinforces the point that God exists. Why?
Suffering would not exist if there was only nothing. But suffering exists because there is existence, which has good and evil. And good and evil means there are two directions in Creation. One towards God, the other away from God.