Satanism gets a bad rap on the media. Often branded as the catalyst to dark and heinous crimes, there is a line of fear that is associated with the perception of this religion. In spite of this, Satanism is growing. In 1990 there were but 50,000 people who affiliated themselves with Satanism. Today, it’s estimated that around 100,000 people are Satanists world wide. There are also signs that being a Satanist has become more socially acceptable. For example, Satanism is now allowed in the Royal Navy of the British Armed Forces, and in 2005 the Supreme Court of the United States debated over protecting the religious rights of prison inmates who identified as Satanists. Curious to know more? Check out these 25 Thought-Provoking Facts About Satanism That Might Rattle Everything You Though You Knew.