So, I am one of those unlucky souls who happens to have an ex-husband who not only hates me, and would probably KILL me if he thought he could get away with it, that I have a child with. Things have gotten to the level where if I were his wife, I would be pissed about the amount of time he wasted stalking me on the internet and finding things to use against me to try and gain custody of our 13 year old son. NO DOUBT, he is reading this post. Hi, and enjoy.... that's the back story, now let me fill you in on it's relevance here.
My son's father has taken me to court, oh, at least 4 times, pulling out of his butt just about anything he could think of, and pretty much has his ass handed to him every time. This last time was really no different. One really interesting thing is that he had copies of ALL of my posts here on the Atheist Nexus, to try and use them in court to make me into a bad parent, because I was Atheist. My son was old enough to be questioned in court this time, and my ex's attorney, with a stack of my A/N posts in hand, began to question my son about my apparent, "lack of religion" and that we "don't go to church, and does that bother him" or "does your mother believe in god?". Now, I live in the Buy-Bull belt, and had often wondered how this would play out in court in a child custody situation, but I REFUSE to hide or apologize for my opinions when it comes to me being Atheist. It has always been my intention to set an example for my child, to stand behind what YOU believe is right, and to never be ashamed of who you are, even if you don't always agree with others. I am GLAD to say, the the Judge shut that down about as fast as it got started, leaving the ex's lawyer standing there with all those posts that I have made here in the Nexus. Now I guarantee you, that every post I have made, has been gone over by him and or his wife with a fine tooth comb. No telling how many long hours have gone into studying, dissecting, and passing through their lower intestines every word I have written here, amongst the people who I share my Atheistic views with. All of that hard work collecting evidence of my immoral Atheism...I just thought you might find it interesting, that even in the bible belt, a single mom can feel protected from religious jagaloons that would try to use being Atheist as grounds for being an unfit parent. Maybe, just maybe, things aren't as bad as I had believed. I do know this. I will continue to exercise freedom of speech, and I really don't give a damn, who might read it. It's not only my right to do so, but I feel, my responsibility. I'm proud of my views. They are what makes me, me...