Mirza Bashir Ahmad, an able son of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi has written a good note on the above topic, I want that the viewers enjoy it reading:
“Some Western scholars would be quick to point some nations in the past which, according to them, did not believe in God. This is a misconception, and it arises from the fact that they attribute the polytheistic beliefs of some of these nations to fear, ignorance, and superstitions and thus wrongly conclude that belief in One God never existed in them. The fact is that though polytheism is born out of ignorance, it is still an offshoot and a distortion of belief in One God and it can never arise without being preceded by the latter. There been many nations in history which believed in one God to begin with, but this belief slowly degenerated into polytheism which at times became so dominant that belief in one God virtually disappeared.
In view of this, we would be justified to assume that the nations cited by the Western scholars initially believed in one God and only later did polytheism creep into them. Moreover, the examples they give us are derived from nations whose early history has not been preserved, and there is nothing to prove that these people were always polytheists. When we further delve into the matter, we find that polytheism can never be born out of mere ignorance, fear, or superstition, unless there first exists belief in One God. It is true that when someone sees something powerful and awe inspiring, he may submit to it, but, if he has previously been unaware of the concept of worship, it is impossible for him to just start worshipping something. He cannot just take something for his God because it inspires him with awe. He can only worship it if he already knows the concept of worship.
Let us remember that human imagination cannot create; it can only imitate. If one has seen, heard, or experienced something, only then can his mind make an imaginative sketch of it, and expand it. But if he has never seen or heard about a thing, and has no concept of it whatsoever, his mind can never create an imaginary sketch of it. Therefore, when we find the concept of divinity and worship present in every nation in one form or another, we are left with no choice but to acknowledge that every nation believes in principle in the existence of God.
It might have struck some people that in the beginning of this book I said that most people nowadays do not believe in God and all nations have become victims of atheism, why then am I saying now that all nations believe in God and atheism has never achieved universal acceptance?
The fact is that whenever we say that all nations have become victims of atheism, we only mean that they have lost true faith. But in the context of the present discussion, we are only talking of the customary profession of faith. Therefore, my two statements are not contradictory; both of them are true in their own context. It is true that most people of this age do not truly believe in God and their faith is not a living truth guiding their lives, and it is also true that all nations of the world have always believed in God, no matter how weak, dying and polytheistic their faith has been.
The universal belief in God in every age, therefore, proves that this belief is based upon the truth.
Conversely, it also proves that atheism is based on falsehood and misconception.”