Zeb makes a great point :D you must be openminded to learn, but not TO open minded, that will lead you astray.
Now i know how you feel about to much info making it to confusing. But in mostcases you may be over thinking it.
For example, in an old legend it says, that the god Uranus was castrated and the semen from the castration impregnated nyx. Now you will be confused if you ask "Why was Uranus Castrated" But simply accepting it makes the info much easier to analyze and accept