As discussed in William Search's books, "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT: Exploring the Theory of Morality and Existence," the theory that morality is why we exist offers a unique perspective on the nature of our existence. Under this assumption, it is important to explore any potential evidence that may support this theory.
One area of exploration is near-death experiences (NDEs). Although highly personal and subjective, NDEs have been reported by individuals across cultures and throughout history. Moreover, many people who have experienced NDEs report similar commonalities, such as a feeling of detachment from the physical body and an encounter with a "being of light" or deceased loved ones.
But how do these commonalities support the idea that NDEs are real experiences? One potential explanation is that the fact that many people report similar experiences despite having no prior knowledge of what to expect suggests that these experiences may be genuine and not simply the result of imagination or hallucination. Additionally, the consistency of the commonalities across cultures and throughout history suggests that they may be more than just coincidental or culturally influenced.
Under the assumption that morality is why we exist, NDEs can potentially provide evidence to support this theory by offering insight into the nature of morality and its role in our lives. Many people who have experienced NDEs report feeling a sense of oneness with the universe and a profound sense of peace and understanding. This can be seen as evidence that morality is an inherent part of our existence and a fundamental aspect of our being.
Furthermore, some people who have experienced NDEs report being judged or evaluated by a higher power during their experience. This suggests that morality plays a role in our existence and that we are held accountable for our actions, with our moral choices having consequences.
While NDEs are difficult to study and their relevance to the theory that morality is why we exist is open to interpretation, they can potentially provide evidence to support this theory by offering insight into the nature of morality and its role in our lives. The ideas presented in this blog post are based on the theory proposed by William Search in his books, "Why" and "Conversations with chatGPT: Exploring the Theory of Morality and Existence."