Manicheism is Religion X. Emerging in the third century from the same Judeo-Zoroastrian baptizing sects which produced Christianity earlier and Islam later, it spread from Europe to China virally. At first sight welcomed, with familiarity it was abhorred and prohibited. It disguised itself as every religion it found in its path, and in its myriad disguises it is today the most widespread religion in the world, although rarely do people know in what it is that they really believe. It changed the mind of man and it is still mutating.