Great religions of the world had spread the light of faith,morality and learning in the ages past. However, by thesixth century AD, so completely were their scriptures andteachings distorted that had the founder or the Prophet ofany one of them returned to Earth, he wouldunquestionably have refused his own religion anddenounced its followers as apostates and idolaters. Judaism had, by then, been reduced to an amalgam ofdead rituals and sacraments without any spark of life leftin it. Also, being a religion upholding a strong racialidentity, it never had a message for other nations or for thegood of the humanity at large.Through mysticism and magic many polytheistic ideasand customs again found their way among the people,and the Talmud confirms the fact that idolatrous worshipis seductive. The Babylonian Gemara (popular during thesixth century and often even preferred to Torah by theorthodox Jews) illustrates the state of the sixth century Jews' intellectual and religious understanding. It contains jocular and imprudent remarks about God and manyabsurd and outrageous beliefs and ideas, which lack notonly sensibility but also inconsistency with the Jewishfaith in monotheism.