I served my country for 8 years (US Army) and proudly proclaimed myself a satanist, even though at the time I was not a CoS member, I took all the bad looks and attitudes that were thrown my way, and gave em right back, in the form of doing my job, which at times wasn't pleasant, getting promoted faster than some, being recognized for performing above and beyond what was expected of me.

By the time I left the armed forces, many who looked upon my religion in distaste, looked upon the man who lived it with respect. Any person who lives their life by the tenets of Satanism, eventually gains much from it. In my opinion and experience, despite what the christian-right wings think.