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J Wilson says that beer and alcohol are often viewed negatively by Christians in the US

Anna Arco talks to J Wilson, the beer enthusiast who is following the example of Bavarian friars by consuming nothing but alcohol in Lent

People in Warsaw queue for marmalade-stuffed doughnuts on Paczki, or 'Fat Thursday', before the start of Lent (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Newman says that ‘the very notion of being religious implies self-denial’: true, maybe, but not easy

Blogger and home brewer J Wilson says he is drawn to the 'rich history' of beer

Man vows to fast on beer during Lent

An American blogger has promised to follow the tradition of Bavarian monks who drank only strong beer during Lent