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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:15 AM
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For Lent, can man live by brew alone?
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 10:16 AM by Renew Deal
By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) - For the 46 days of Lent, J. Wilson is forgoing solid food and only drinking beer and water - just as Bavarian monks did hundreds of years ago.

Wilson is a husband, father, newspaper editor and beer enthusiast. The 38-year-old is the proprietor of the beer blog brewvana, where the motto is, "An ideal condition of harmony, beer and joy." "That pretty much sums up our lifestyle," Wilson told CNN.

Wilson is not a suds-soaked frat boy, but a careful home brewer with an eye for history and a hope for a spiritual breakthrough. He is a nondenominational Christian who said he doesn't like to get hung up on religious labels.

He is practicing a Lenten fast with Christians throughout the centuries who typically give something up from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday (April 24 this year) to remind them of the sacrifice they believe Jesus made on the cross for them. Typically, Christians give up something such as alcohol or sweets.
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http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/06/for-lent-can-m...

This man has found the path to salvation. :beer:
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:29 AM
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1. I know guys like that will drink you dry......Lent or no Lent...
somehow walking around beer buzzed all day doesn't sound like a good idea.
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darkstar3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:00 PM
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2. This sounds like a bet to me.
Two guys are drinking, and well into their fourth round, when one says with slurred speech "Man, I could stay blitzed like this forever!" His fellow, contrarian by nature, says "I'll bet you couldn't even last a month!"

And thus the Lenten drinking bet is formed.

;)
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