Christo-Satanic Taoism can be explained very simply.
1. The Teachings Of Christ (as opposed to the rather incongruous epistles to the apostles) are great. They could be summed up very simply by the phrase
2. The central guideline of Satanism, as maintained by it's most literary advocate Aleister Crowley, was "Do what thou wilt." In other words, do anything that comes into your head regardless of societies' take on the morality of the act.
Well, both of these opposing viewpoints are going to get you into trouble if you take either of them to their logical conclusions.
However, if you accept the duality of humanity and embrace both philosophies as guidelines rather than rules, then something rather interesting happens.
You become a human being.
The inevitable duality of reality is nicely summed up by the Taoists choice of corporate logo, the yin yang. It's so much better than the medieval torture instrument poor Jesus gets saddled with to represent his point of view. I don't think it's really what he had in mind is it?
3. The Taoists believe that one should move through life as a stick floating on a river would, on it's path to the sea. Now, inaction is great, take it from me, but sometimes it's just not enough. I'm happy to lie and float, but sometimes, you've got to paddle or you will miss the scenery!
Once again, taking a viewpoint to an extreme rather reduces it's usefulness in the field.
So Christo-Satanic Taoism fuses the three basic tenets as listed above, but it allows you enough leeway to interpret any situation based on the available facts and not on some "written in stone" rules.
It is also deliciously flexible in terms of science and faith. Science is great and advancing at a rate of knots. Who knows what facts about our origins are going to turn up next? Likewise, weird stuff is happening all the time that can't yet be explained! Could their be a mystical presence after all? As Christo-Satanic Taoism doesn't rely on either the existence or the negation of 'God' to prove it's point, any future revelations will not affect it's wisdom.
Oh, I get it: it's just common sense, all along.