...And what wondrous electroneural meat-machines we are! (Now there's a name for a band.)
I certainly agree that emotion is often the enemy of reason, but what I was trying to demonstrate is that belief and reason can in turn be the enemies of awareness.
Reason/logic is just a tool. Like any tool, it requires purpose to be useful. At the core of purpose is value, and value exists in the realm of emotion. Logic gives us capability, and emotion gives us direction.
All considered, emotion and reason/logic make for interesting bedfellows.