The difference between the Satanist and those described as sheep is that most Satanists calculate the benefits and liabilities of following an action, whilst the sheep unthinkingly follow the fashions or trends of where all the other sheep are running to.
In Newcastle UK today a man was arrested by police dressed as a clown, and on arrest he was discovered carrying a “bladed article.” Men chasing after children, regardless of if they are dressed as clowns or not, are going to excite the attentions of the police, or get in a hostile confrontation with someone. This clown was following a global trend of dressing as a clown and frightening people.
Some of these clowns create videos of them chasing after people with fake weapons, and because some people in recent history have been brutally murdered in my part of London in random attacks, I will attack and ask questions afterwards anyone chasing after me, a situation that can only end badly for all involved.
All these clowns are mindlessly following a trend, because everyone else is doing it. They do not think about the consequences, the end states, of their activities for themselves or those they target for the lulz.
In my local High Street, the trend is about opening an electronic cigarette shop, the area is swarming with zombie clones thinking they are going to make a lot of money, because they see everyone else doing it. Similarly, the trend of start ups that run from a standard template of building a business around a mobile phone app. Few of these sheep entering into business have the faintest idea how to run a business, they merely copy everyone else, and their ignorance is plain to see asking the most basic questions on business forums.
I currently have a trade mark being registered, and my letter box is full of scam letters from zombie clones trying to persuade me if I pay a lot of money to them, that they will enter me on their super-special databases and publications, a service that offers no legal protections to my trade marks.
There is no harm in following the crowd, for instance it is probably a wise move to evacuate an area with everyone else if a tsunami is on the way, but the Satanist in my opinion is the individual who moves based on calculated reasoning rather than simply following everyone else herding off on a trend or fashion together.
Rather than following the fashion of buying expensive branded clothing such as Nike, I wear my own branded clothing with my own specially commissioned logo. What sets the Satanist apart from the rest of humanity is they manifest their unique individuality rather than become a mass clone like the sheep.