I can certainly understand the desire to greet those with whom you believe you may share the same values with as "friends" or "family", but many of us tend to be of the opinion that those titles must be earned, with the possible exception of "family" when discussing blood relatives (no matter how unrelated you may feel to them
What concerns me more is this:
I have never hidden the fact that im a satanist,nor will I when asked.
Why in the hell wouldn't you? Especially when you follow up with, "I live in the Bible Belt."
Satanism is about being honest with yourself and striving to achieve your goals. While being honest with others is often useful in achieving one's goals, being that
honest will frequently be a needless hindrance, especially given where you live.