09 03 12 - 20:03I get into trouble when I speak too clearly.
Not plainly, clearly; logically.
As you probably know, I have friends of many stripes, and I don't discriminate on the basis of religion. I view differences as being primarily of vocabulary. If a Christian wants to talk about his transcendent reverence for God, I substitute "trees" and we understand each other just fine. To a philosopher, we are talking about the same topic. Ditto the Jewish moral imperative or the Hindu reverence for the pantheon of gods.
However, I'm also somewhat outsider in that I view the anus as being as holy as the mouth, and God being only as holy as Satan. The two opposites create the whole; there is no separation. There is no separation of heaven and earth, God and nature. All is contiguous and to enforce false separations is to enforce and project the human perspective in its most error-prone state.
Thus to me it is entirely logically consistent that someone might list Meister Eckhart and Anton Long as his primary influences...
However, people don't like this. They want me to cheer for one team or the other. They don't like my point that all I'm going to cheer for is the Godhead, which is the ground of existence from which thought and matter, good and evil, God and Satan, now and forever, etc. emerge. Or as they say in that cheesy but accurate-ish movie The Craft: "If God and Satan played a game of football, [godhead] would be the stadium."
This is the essence of all occult, Pagan and Vedic beliefs. We are not opposed to your God. We are not however going to drop awareness of all for just one God. And we will worship Satan as we worship blood, fire, death, sodomy and hatred, because without those things -- equal to flowers, cake, peace, love and kitties -- our world would not exist. You cannot have good without Evil. You cannot have God without Satan.