Jamie Beu, owner and co-author (with his wife) of CatholicFamily.info, is a "cradle Catholic", devoted husband, and father of two girls. He is a regular contributor to his parish newsletter, as well as an impassioned defender of the faith who is able to both support and challenge others as necessary -- all in an effort to build-up Christ's Kingdom on Earth. To this end, he does a lot of reading - not just of religious books (for education and research), but also of secular books, both to decompress as well as to keep a finger on the pulse of pop culture (the better to relate to others, as well as to help restore the culture).
Thought is a primitive superstition. Reason is an irrational idea... What you think you think is an illusion created by your glands, your emotions,... A scientist knows that a stone is not a stone at all - it is, in fact, identical with a feather pillow. Both are only a cloud formation of the same invisible, whirling particles... Are we going to be stopped by a syllogism? ... Are you going to endanger the harmony of your community - your fellowship with your neighbors, your standing, reputation, good name, and financial security - for the sake of an illusion? (Part II, Chapter 1)