Religious knowledge is often based on a spiritual being with historical roots based on a higher power; this knowledge can be disputed amongst the masses but individual experiences define individual religious beliefs whether widely proven or not.
Historical knowledge relies on the recounting or retelling of prior events, especially in the time periods before the invention of the camera. There are many different means of recording, through writing or the spoken word, and so could distort over generations and so vary on reliability.
Knowledge in instinct roots in evolution. The natural drive to survive created different means of doing so and as such allowed those with the primal intuition to survive as animals; however, as we develop as humans those instincts remain and are oftentimes present in situations where they are not needed and act with more harm than good.