going back to the "empty the cup" story... But when it contradicts the Bible is when you have to watch out. The Bible is the center of my beliefs. this is a prime example of why you need to "empty your cup." if you are making an effort to avoid evil, or "watching out" then you won't be able to fully understand taoism. for a little bit, forget what you've learned about christianity, and focus on just this, after you've absorbed it all, then you can go back and compare what you've learned. but if you are constantly comparing what you've learned with what you know, then you've already given yourself a slant against it, and will never fully understand it. you don't have to agree with something to understand it.