Most people, including those who call themselves satanists treat satanism as if it’s about being rebellious and angry all the time. Truth is a good look at the philosophy shows you it’s about freedom, to live your life in any way you want.
What most people don’t seem to understand is that satanism doesn’t just mean freedom from outside forces, but from oppressive forces within. Too much of anything is a bad thing. The wrathful can’t enjoy life. The lustful are easily manipulated. The greedy make plenty of enemies. Even compassion, love, and fairness can be bad in large quantities.
For one to truly be free, they need balance. The stereotypes of satanism do not mean freedom. They only mean self oppression. Satanism is a life affirming philosophy that requires balance, self awareness, discipline, and critical thinking. To act recklessly and cruelly is not satanic.