I'm increasingly tempted to weed out the blogs from my feed which are extreme. I don't have much interest in or patience for either fluffy, devotional blogs or bitterly anti-church gay activism. Both seem, to me, like people trying to convince themselves or parade their righteousness. The extremes seem like people afraid to acknowledge reality because they're so entrenched in ideology.
But I haven't yet. I think there's value in occasionally hearing the "extremes". I don't want to be able to accuse myself of turning a blind eye, or a deaf ear, to viewpoints which might challenge my own or at least remind me of beliefs about which I'm being defensive. I know I, years ago, looked at people who did that as "afraid of the truth" or "unable to argue." Now I see that at least some of those people can argue but are genuinely just not interested in the argument because they don't feel the need to defend themselves and/or know it's probably not going to convince anyone anyway, just as it wouldn't have convinced them before they experienced their paradigm shift.
And then there's the other factor: wait a few months, and those uber-devotional blogs will have a streak of reality, and the uber-bitter blogs will be injected with open-mindedness. Those who were militant or overcompensating out of insecurity will become more secure and consequently more humble and open to challenging data and perspectives. I don't have the energy to keep seeking out and adding, deleting, and re-adding blogs to my blogroll as they shift and change. It's easier to leave them all and just remember which ones I like currently and roll my eyes at the others. ...I wonder which bloggers roll their eyes at mine?
So, in summary: I don't actually read all of the blogs in my feed on the right, there are even fewer whose articulated beliefs I fully support, and some of them I may even remove if I think they're just too destructive or offensive to link to in good conscience, but they represent a wide range of perspectives, and I mostly think that's kinda nifty.