God Questions–Argument from Desire
A Dialogue–Peter S. Williams and Carl Stecher
The Argument from Desire holds that there is a void in the human heart that can only be filled by God. Since the cosmos seems so constructed that humans do not have needs that cannot be filled – we need nourishment, and there is food – Peter contends this very desire for God is evidence that God exists. Carl argues that other explanations for the desire for God are equally plausible, and that while a spiritual experience may seem compelling to whoever has it, there are many reasons to discount this argument. For the complete transcript of the dialogue, here.
Argument From Desire
Do our desires point to something or nothing?
by Art Lindsley, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, C.S. Lewis Institute
Do our deep human desires and aspirations point toward a real fulfillment or are they inevitably doomed to frustration? Are our longings for meaning, dignity, immortality, and deep spiritual experience a dead-end street, or are these and other such aspirations destined for fulfillment? These are questions with which C. S. Lewis wrestled, as have many throughout the ages. Complete article here.
God’s Existence and The Argument from Desire–Fr. Robert Barron
If every innate or natural desire we have points to some objective state of affairs that fulfills it, then our innate desire for ultimate joy points to a supernatural source of fulfillment.