Let's look at the question of belief from a native American viewpoint. Here's what I want you to do. I want you to get a horse. Then I want you to go out to the forest,. I suggest Sequoia National forest in Central and Norther California. Because the giant redwoods are there. I want you to pack what you need for a comfortable overnight stay. Ride deep into the woods, away from everyone and everything, away from signs of civilization. Make camp. Sit in silence, be with the ancient sequoias, view the sky the way the sky should be seen. FEEL where you are and what's around you. Then come back and tell me you don't believe there is something in this universe greater than you. Not God, just something greater than you.
Have I done it? Yeah, I grew up doing it. My horse and I spent many a summer night in the Sequoia National Forest. We had a cabin there, but I much preferred getting off on my own and communing with the universe. Those nights in the forest are how my own belief began and grew. All I ask is that you let your mind be open to the spirit of Mother Earth.
And yes, bears do shit in the woods. I have seen it.