From Adam’s Ordeal (#28) by Rabbi Avigdor Miller
Q: How can Hashem expect of us to have emunah (faith) if we don’t have within ourselves the ability to believe?
A: Every man has within him a fountain of belief in Hashem… There’s an instinct in mankind to seek Hashem. Every man without being told knows that there is something beyond what he sees, beyond his camp, beyond his little world. He knows it.
Atheism is artificial. It has been foisted on men’s minds by an artificial media
The truth of this can be demonstrated by the fact that people are always traveling. What are they seeking? People are never satisfied. It means that they know within themselves there’s a knowledge that there’s something beyond what they have and what they see. This is the native understanding, the native instinct of seeking Hashem. That’s why in all natural societies that have not been polluted by literature, there is a definite attitude of humility, of worship towards a deity. All over the world as long there has been mankind there has been worship of a deity. Not merely because one is learning from the other. It’s native within man.
Atheism is artificial. This belief has been foisted on men’s minds by an artificial media: literature. But belief is natural; it’s easy to believe. Of course people can be corrupted in the forms of belief. They can believe that the deity takes certain forms, the deity does certain, the wrong things, that’s a corruption. But that there is a deity — that’s a native instinct in mankind.