Does every individual search for God?
Augustine opens The Confessions with praise of God, and follows this with one of the most famous passages in all of Christian literature — his introductory observations about the individual’s restless search for God.
Augustine says, in a prayer, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee, O Lord.” Whether or not we seek God, or even believe in God, is that restlessness a universal aspect of the human condition or something that is subjective and/or arbitrary?
Furthermore, from the Objectivist perspective, is there a hunger inside of each human being that causes a restlessness? If so, what satisfies that restlessness? These are the kinds of questions that are at the root of (what I think is) a healthy conversation between Objectivists and Christians. If we can agree on what we are seeking–the fulfillment of our lives as human beings–we can begin to ask about how to reach the destination in the best possible way.
Do you think that each individual has a longing in his heart? Would that be a good thing?