I have never questioned whether or not there is a God. It seems obvious to me. But there is obviously a substantial number of people who have an atheist world view. Of this population, many of them would agree that there seems to be a spiritual side of life, which is just silly to me. If we all evolved from a tiny micro-organism floating around in space, a spiritual side could not be justified. A spirit is eternal and would have to come from somewhere else.
Besides that, evolution in it's current state doesn't make sense. Okay - so we come from monkeys. Who nursed the first monkey? Leave a newborn baby or monkey out in the wilderness and see how long it lasts without it's mother.
Now I understand that there is a specific time table in the bible and that many people do not believe that it is possible for this world to be less than 7,000 years old. I tend to disagree. My justification for this is that I believe that when God created Adam, he did not form him as a Zygote. I believe Adam appeared to be a young man. I believe He created Eve in this same way. In short, I believe the chicken came first - not the egg. If this is true, why couldn't He create a world that appeared to be older than it really was?
But that's just my personal conviction.
Okay, so there is a God. But does He really listen to every one of the billion prayers that are being offered simultaneously? I don't know, but He seems to be listening to mine. My guess is that if there is a God, we are talking about a being who invented time. One who does not exist by our standards or understanding. He exists in a place that is eternal - has no beginning or end. If I were to pretend to remotely understand that, I would be lying.