the boy Ganesha was brought to see me some years back by his guardians. It would be impossible for me to have faith as the basis of faith is not knowing for sure. I know for sure the gods have a great sense of humor although people like you do try their patience.
let me tell you a little story
A man holy man was traveling to see God (insert your particular religion here)
on his journey he came across two men the first a devout austere man who prostrated himself before god flagellating himself hourly for his ungodly thoughts. On seeing the holy man he asked him to ask god how long it would be before he himself would reach paradise . (insert your particular heaven etc here)
The holy man traveled on and came upon the second man drinking singing dancing. He also stopped the holy man and asked the same question.
On his return from god the holy man came first upon the austere man. He asked the holy man did god answer my question? Yes said the holy man god says it will take one more lifetime for you to attain paradise . At this the man burst into tears saying how was he to endure such pain and suffering again. The holy man left after comforting him.
A little while later the holy man happened upon the man singing, dancing and drinking who beckoned him over and asked if the holy man had asked god when he would attain paradise. Yes said the holy and pointed at a nearby tree saying "you see the leaves on that tree that is how many lives you will have to live before you attain paradise"
Oh well said the man and continued to sing and dance, and at that moment he attained paradise.