“A person devoid of special ability must work harder to become "special," which often results in an abrasive pretense of infallibility. Combine the overachiever's pseudo-specialty with his hauteur of infallibility, and all that's lacking to complete the profile of contemporary "cool" is freeze-dried noncomformity. If noncomformity is Satanism's strength, planned or put-on nonconformity is its greatest weakness. The predictable antics of heavy-handed "Satanists" are quite profitably exploited by non-Satanists”
"The Devil's Notebook" by Anton LaVey, p64.
This quote has been added to the index page of my "Criticisms of Satanism" subsite on www.dpjs.co.uk/criticism.