Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Origin of the Religion Based on the Lying in the Context of the Evolution Theory

Academic journal article Canadian Social Science

Origin of the Religion Based on the Lying in the Context of the Evolution Theory

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The problem of human religion were studied in the context of the definition "civilization" on the basis of Darwin's theory. The author defines civilization as "survival of the weak". The author supposes in this paper that philosopy and religion have been created unconsciously by the weak male to find and to usurp the someone else's truth with the purpose of being selected by the female for reproduction.

Key words: Civilization; Evolution theory; Lie; Lying; Philosophy; Science; Religion


"Given the current level of our knowledge, I do not think that the question of the origin of language may find an answer" (McMahon, 2001, p.440). Language and art, the author believes, are invented to enable men to illustrate women their feats, so women can choose men for reproduction. Since the civilization is the survival of the weak" (Maritsas, 2007, p. 141), the language and art are invented to enable weak men to describe their false deeds to women so that they can choose them. "If the lie is the tool, used by the weak creatures to survive, the mind needs to be improved in lies and deceit-for others and to itself' (Papagiorgi, 2001, p.156). It is the language, as the author has already mentioned, that becomes the criterion for selection By lyingj the weakest man can reproduce causing admiration and be chosen by women. As Pinker (2000) rightly said, "in the case of systems, such as the language, it is not easy to imagine the selection process that has created them" (p.400). This process is civilization, the survival of the weak with criteria being the song, the beauty and the gifts (Maritsas, 2007, p.154).

May be, "man invented the language to satisfy his deep need to complain" (Pinker, 2000, p.37). Man invents the language to satisfy his deep need to be chosen by women for reproduction. Using language, the man lies to assert himself as a hero. Actually, the purpose of language is to formulate lies.

The author êuesses the Process of language and art development is as follows: The first weak man had to illustrate the false fact with the phrase-lie, "I killed the bear". The man had gestures, yelling, masking, and natural materials at his disposal. The weak man must pretend to be the strong one, the one that really killed the bear. A generation comes, however, where the weak imitate the previous generation, not the powerful. Thus, the principle according which the weak man imitated the powerful one disappeared. The weak men prevailed, and the phrase "I killed the" has lost its necessity. Thus, gestures, shouts masking became a dance, a song and clothes.

The truth: The powerful male kills the animal,

The lie: The weak male presents himself as powerful,

And the weak male always wanted to find and usurp the truth of the strong male.

To lie: The weak male usurped the strong male's truth with the purpose of being selected by the female for reproduction.

How and why do frogs lie? Since a croak is the auditory condition for green frogs to decide their correspondent size, some small male frogs, and toads as well, whose odds of finding a mate and passing on their genes are critically against them, may "lower their voices to make themselves sound bigger" and the misleading bigbodied croaks should "intimidate frogs that would beat them in a fair fight". "Females, which in most frogs, are mute" (Lorenz, 2008, p.121). The petit frog appropriates the truth of the powerful one to win the female to pass its own genes to the next generation.


As we have already said, the first human lie was: "I killed the bear", illustrated by a weak man in order to embezzle the heroism of the strong man. In other words, the lie of the weak man is the truth of the strong one. Following the need to create it, we can already give the definitions of lie and lying:

The lie is the someone else's truth.

The lying is the usurpation of someone else 's truth. …

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