Augustine was wrong and everyone else after him who has repeated the trope
Every human soul longs for union with its creator, whether that soul cares to acknowledge this truth or not. It is why we were created.
has been equally wrong.
If you are African, especially one who follows traditional religion, such a statement makes no sense. The African believes he lives in a religious universe and there is no search for god that man should be doing as they are always in communion with god, but who am I to stop the religious from being absurd.