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Chrisitianity promotes inquiry and seeking of knowledge

Christianity does not teach any such silliness. Christian teaching is based on the Bible, which clearly the person who asked this question has not read. Here are two excerpts:

Wise men store up knowledge, but with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. Proverbs 10:21

...Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness; ... 2 Peter 1:5

The Bible acknowledges that knowledge is one of many great things, and yet it is not the greatest thing. The chapter 1 Corinthians 13 lists great things, and that they are nothing compared to the greatest thing:

...And if I ...know all mysteries and all knowledge...but do not have love, I am nothing.'' 1 Corinthians 13:2

Christians don't always behave in accord with Christian teaching, but with respect to the teachings of knowledge there is a long history of founding and supporting institutions to seek knowledge. Christians founded Harvard, for example.