Manichaeism is a religion founded by the Persian Mani in the latter part of the third century. It clams to be the true synthesis of all the religious systems. It consists of Zoroastrian Dualism, Babylonian folklore, Buddhist ethics, and some small and superficial, additions of Christian elements. The theory of two principles,good and evil, is the dominant element in ideas of this belief. This religion and its belief system has spread rapidity to the East and West. Manichaeism professes to explain the origin, the composition, and the future of the universe. This religion believes they have the answer for everything and despises Christianity, which is full of mysteries. Manichaeism is a dualistic philosophy dividing the world between good and evil principles and refers to matter as evil and minds as good.