I've begun posting this novel to its own blog. No fancy formatting. I'll have to go back later and add the italics. I decided to post it on a blog rather than a website -- it's easier for me.
By the way, I finished this piece a while back, before people even started talking about "freedom from religion." I'm reading through it one more time before posting it (but, as I've noticed while reading it online, I'm still not catching some mistakes). By the way, three asterisks (or daggers) denote subsection divisions, not omitted material.