Inevitably, and then had to watch themInevitably, and then had to watch them

Inevitably, the Religious Knowledge Systems can be viewed as a taboo Area of Knowledge for majority of the human population because most religions prefer that people do not discuss its principles because religion creates a sort of lifestyle and teaches what is right or wrong. Knowledge progression is hindered because the purpose of most religions is to keep people within the confines of what has been known from ancient holy books targeted at primitive societies.  If people delve in the ambiguity of polytheism vs monotheism and the differences in divine beliefs, then it would overwhelm them and that’s why most feel it’s good to stay within the confines of what they know about religion by intuition rather than searching for the reasoning behind why a particular belief system opens itself up to such complexity. Deep exploration of religion can lead to uprise in ethical concerns, crippling human beings with uncertainty. I can personally relate to this because I am Muslim and in Islam, we have a celebration called Eid al-Adha known as the festival of sacrifice. The story goes as the prophet Abraham had to face the command of Allah, which was to kill his only son. When he was prepared to submit, Allah revealed to him that his “sacrifice” had already been fulfilled by showing that his love for his Lord superseded all others. During this religious celebration, Muslims commemorate and remember Abraham’s actions, by slaughtering an animal such as a cow or a goat. In Bangladesh, I have been exposed to this festivity from a young age and with a callow mind, I became attached to the slaughter animals and then had to watch them be ruthlessly slaughtered before my eyes while everyone shouted in entertainment. It scared me, it made me question why massive crowds of people were enjoying the moments that these animals struggled to take their last breath and I will never forget the animals shedding their final tears while children smaller than I was wanted to indulge in the sight of more blood. Throughout this occasion, there would always be floods of animal blood coating the streets and it sickened me. Furthermore when I looked into the religious tale behind it and acquired the knowledge behind why this happens, I began to slightly doubt what I had been believing in since the day I was born. The mere fact that one is willing to abandon their possessions for the sake of faith in this sort manner puzzled me, it was almost as if animals were perceived to have no point in living. This led me to question “do religious beliefs justify unethical behaviour?”  It can be argued that the confidence I have in my religion is insufficient, which is why I was swayed into a realm of doubt but it is impossible to believe in all religious regulations when every person interprets what is ethical or not differently. It is intelligible why in the Islamic belief, muslims are told not to discuss people in relation to their religion as increased knowledge would equal to discovery of religious flaws such as sexual repression and religiously-based genocides. For instance, it is debatable whether the Muslim terrorists would have crashed airplanes into buildings on 9/11 if they had even a small shred of doubt about the wishes of Allah or the rewards that they believe awaited them as martyrs in the Muslim paradise.