“One always picks up a bit of whatever it is that one opposes simply by virtue of wrestling with it.”
– old axiom of folk wisdom
i've seen this to be very true with me.
i wrestle with A LOT of ideas. definitely a lot of ideas that i "oppose" or don't agree with. and i feel that i've picked up A LOT of "bits" from those ideas.
i'd love to wrestle with even more ideas. then i guess i'd be even more confused.
most of Christianity would like to tell us to just keep believing this particular brand of what you've been taught. no need to wrestle with different ideas.
maybe that's why i like to do it?