I apologize if this ends up being a double post, but I have some more to say.
From other Satanists I have spoken to, the majority of whom I have found to be "true" Satanists (Those who I found take the religion seriously and aren't just saying it for attention) do not find their 'Father Satan' as an "evil" figure as portrayed in Christianity. They find him as a warm, loving father figure that is more straightforward in interacting with people, rather than how many believe the Christian God interacts with people more subtle-like. Its a totally different perspective than protrayed by the masses. They don't sacrifice life, they dont have morbid personalities, they dont perform black magick, etc. They are just normal people.
Speaking of which, notice how above I have put quotes around the word evil above. This had a reason. I want to ask you all, what do you find the meaning of the word "evil" to be? Don't you find the words "good" and "evil" to be just relative terms? I personally don't believe in those words, the meanings are something that, I think, can only be found in fictional stories. The word "good" wouldnt exist if "evil" didnt. So therefore, one would think that it must be good to be evil in some way, you are allowing good to exist. On the flip side, it must be evil to be good in some way because you are allowing the existance of evil. I dont believe in good or evil, I think everything is balanced out one way or another.
Note, I am not putting down anyones beliefs or anything, I am just stating what I think. Also, I am not a Satanist per se, I find it has its good points and its not so good points, as every belief system. I dont affiliate myself with Satanism, Christianity, or any other organized religion. Just saying