The mere act of openly declaring “I am a Satanist” is not for the faint of heart. Dropping the “S-bomb” creates all sorts of crazy ideas in people’s heads and immediately and irrevocably alters social relations with friends, family, even complete strangers. Real-life Satanists handle this problem in very different ways. Some use assumed names and alternate social-media profiles to avoid “coming out” as Satanists to select individuals or groups, while others achieve complete openness and let the chips fall where they may. Most would assent that their goal is to live freely as open Satanists. The reality for many may fall short of this ideal. For more on this topic, declare your interest by clicking here.