“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” – Aristotle
I have long observed that people with open minds discover more truth because they do not refuse to think about things they have already decided upon. If you have an accepted belief and some evidence contradicts your belief, it is a rare person who can suspend their already-decided-upon belief to consider the new evidence.
Inferior minds suppress evidence that does not fit their world view. Its the adult equivalent of children plugging their ears to show they are not listening.
Aristotle is rarely quoted in this era, but he still has lessons to impart to those who would choose be wiser.
Is it better to deny truth to maintain your faith? Or should we deny faith and examine evidence and reach a newer understanding.