"Turnips are singularly broad-minded."
---From Heretics, by G. K. Chesterton
Turnips, it turns out, are the ultimate Liberals, if you can believe it of something so seemingly red-state. They are broad-minded, accepting and non-judgmental. They let each man believe in their own truth. They are blinded by no prejudice of any kind.
But they have one major flaw-- they are still turnips.
Have you ever noticed that the more 'complex' a creature is (and I shudder to use a word that suggests that any of God's creatures are non-complex, but there it is), the less accepting it is? Amoebas spend their lives in a sort of half-conscious daze of eating and reproducing. But cats demand to be petted and groomed.
The same can be said of people, or properly of the worldviews of people. For the more complex and thought-out a worldview is, the more it will demand. A mind awake to truth will demand to be removed from the presence of error, and will try to banish error wherever it is found. But a person with a sketchy, half-finished idea of what is truth will not be repulsed. They will continue to bump along on the surface, happy to be warm, well-fed, and in possesion of the latest sports car or flat-screen TV. Like a turnip, they are singularly broad-minded.