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God’s Existence and The Argument from Desire

Bishop Robert Barron

December 5, 2014


One of the classical demonstrations of God’s existence is the so-called argument from desire. Every innate or natural desire corresponds to some objective state of affairs that fulfills it. Since we all have an innate or natural desire for ultimate fulfillment, ultimate joy, which nothing in this world can possibly satisfy, there must exist objectively a supernatural condition that grounds perfect fulfillment and happiness, which people generally refer to as “God.”