Beetfarm Louie is the online handle of Ben Weaver. Originally from Tennessee, Ben has lived in Austin since 2001. He cames from a predominantly Roman Catholic background infused with strong elements of Protestant fundamentalism. Ben accepted Catholicism for a number of years after leaving home before becoming a Baptist. A desire to spread the Gospel and to confront Christianity's detractors led him to study the Bible and attempt to reconcile it with the observable world. After a long period of agonizing personal struggle, he eventually came to the conclusion that the whole thing was just a bunch of stories that people made up.