Why can't it be the answer?That can't be the answer to the question, "how do you know someone is desperate to be right," since you make that accusation when people challenge you about other matters also.
You asked me how I know.
I explained that I have observed it in the discussions and conversations with atheists.
It's not a complicated thing. Are you telling me that you are right and I'm not allowed to observe the world as I do?
Sounds like you need to be right.
If they weren't desperate to be right, they'd come follow Jesus.That wasn't my question. What if someone is "desperate to be right" (on some subject on which God has not spoken), but he happens to be right on that subject and you are wrong? Are you saying this is impossible? If not, what do you think you should do if it happened?
Their refusal to be right with God is demonstration that they are desperate to be right about their own beliefs.
Joh 3:16-21 WEB 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn’t come to the light, lest his works would be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.”