Given the choice between the path from A to B that is safe and half the distance of the alternative crooked path that is double distance twisting through dangerous ravines, caves, rivers, forest and mountains populated by numerous bandits, wild animals and treacherous weather, the normal mundane person chooses the safe path; the Satanist chooses the crooked path.
The Satanist stands separate from the majority because in their choice of walking the crooked path they are in ever-changing, unexpected and adverse conditions. The crooked path is an undiscovered land that is unsafe, unknown and surprising. The Satanist learns quickly that they are on their own relying upon their own wits, abilities and agency for success or failure in their journey.
The mundane chooses the safe path which is known, secure and pre-packaged. The mundane sleep-walks through life: school; college; 9-5 job; mortgage; house; car; wife; two kids; retirement; death in a dull monotonous fashion of routine and certainty. The billions of mundanes walks a pre-packaged life already mapped out for them, predictably following the manipulations of dull-minded rulers whose only difference from the ruled is they are privileged by inherited wealth and power, but are as mundane as the ruled.
The Satanist chooses the crooked path because their journey is a process, their focus is in the present upon the steps in the journey rather than the end goal. In contrast the mundane has their mind always upon the goal rather than the steps in the journey towards the goal, they either have their heads in the past or the future, never in the present. Once the mundane achieves their goal, their mind fixates upon another goal, so they never enjoy the experience in the present, the steps in the journey towards goals. Life is a process, never a goal.
Because the crooked path is adverse and challenging, the Satanist gains wisdom through experience and knowledge through the senses. The Satanist is forced to follow the rules of nature to survive, and thus they gain reason, which only exists in nature. When life throws up unexpected adverse challenges, the Satanist is best able to overcome challenges because they have evolved the ability and hardy mind to deal with adversity.
Since the start of November 2016 I have been besieged by an army of adverse challenges. The mundane might answer such a situation with drugs, a therapist, Jesus or screaming blame on others for their adverse situation. I, the Satanist, the agent of my own success and failure dug in for a siege. By creativity, luck, strategy and hard work this Satanist overcame challenges and captured unexpected opportunities. For this Satanist, the future is gathered in fog, unknown and uncertain, and so this is a journey of the moment, steps along the road to adventure and mystery.