The Church of Satan has never and will never reveal the identity of any member. Central Administration takes the confidentiality and anonymity of it's members far more seriously than you could realize. This has been CoS policy since it's inception and always will be.
I knew that. But it's good to hear it repeated.
The ONLY way that your membership in the CoS could EVER be made public or known by anyone other than yourself and Central Administration, and possibly show up on any kind of security clearance, would be a result of your actions, and your actions alone, and therefore any consequences be would your responsibility, and your problem.
Still leaves the question of whether there might be
a problem. That it would be the member's doing and the member's responsibility goes without saying for me. Maybe the member was openly
a Satanist. In that case I could google for it. I'll try that.
No one is making you leave clues for the government (or any other individual or entity) to find.
Hell, no one's making me send in the money either. We can move past the responsibility question. I accept 100% responsibility. Always did, right from the start, before I posted a word on this thread or any other.
What I'm doing is cost/benefit analysis. I know the benefit of membership. Pride! Down the road, maybe networking and camaraderie. What's the cost? Two hundred bucks is a drop in the bucket. The only other cost I could think of was the topic of this thread.