In my opinion the individual Satanist sets their own Satanic standard, which separates them from the mindless sheep. The qualities I set for myself include maturity, independent thought and quality. I despise mediocrity, stupidity and slavishness. Call me a Satanic snob, but I look down on those that fall below the reasonable standards I look to in Satanists.
No Satanist is the same, but each I think should set a standard that they practice through deed rather than word. Such Satanists offer a template to new Satanists to learn from, activity that commands respect, charisma and reputation. Recently, an arch-opponent of Satanism, Pope Francis offered an example through a deed that won my respect when in humility he suffered the attention of an annoying child. Pope Francis offers through deed rather than empty words a revealing strength of his personal standards.
A standard I value is one offered to Satanists by Anton Lavey, I quote:
“3. When in another’s lair, show him respect or else do not go there.”
Recent drama involving a few dozen Satanists and certain Satanic forums earns my contempt. If the Satanist dislikes the activity or attitudes of a Satanic forum, leave, join or found an alternative site. Instead, these Satanists trolled, complained like old women, and hacked the Satanic sites they had problems with, expressing mediocrity, juvenile and retarded action unbecoming of a Satanist.
If the individual Satanist wishes to consider themselves superior to the masses of humanity, then standards of personal quality through deed rather than word is required.