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U.S. Navy Denies Atheistís Application to Become Military Chaplain
Christian News Network ^ | June 1, 2014 | Heather Clark

Posted on 06/01/2014 5:52:26 PM PDT by kingattax

WASHINGTON – The United States Navy has denied an application from an outspoken atheist who sought to become a chaplain to the Godless in the military.

As previously reported, 38-year-old Jason Heap submitted his application last July, noting that he had earned master’s degrees from both Oxford University and Brite Divinity School, with substantial experience in human resources. He also successfully completed the necessary paperwork and all the required physical tests.

Heap told reporters at that time that a position as chaplain would be a chance for him “to give back to my country."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atheists; chaplain; nothanks; usnavy

1 posted on 06/01/2014 5:52:26 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

simply insane.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 5:54:41 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: kingattax

To be a chaplain you would need to believe in a higher power or deity, who created you.

This guy is a self serving, narcissistic, zealot in search of his own elevation and self importance.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 5:56:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax

Heap big jerk.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kingattax

good for the navy. sounds like he would fit in an HR dept in a big company.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 5:59:04 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: kingattax
sought to become a chaplain to the Godless

And the Godless need a "chaplain" why?

6 posted on 06/01/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: kingattax
Chaplains perform religious services and have the responsibility of caring for the spiritual well-being of those in the military and their families

an atheist can do NONE of that...

7 posted on 06/01/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kingattax

Hillary’s Navy will approve of it.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kingattax

Up is down.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 6:13:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

At least there is one standard still standing in the Navy.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: kingattax

Some counselor he would be.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 6:16:14 PM PDT by AU72
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12 posted on 06/01/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Yes. This country (it’s not what I would consider a nation anymore) is in a deep abyss of absurdity, but dangerous absurdity.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kingattax
Brite Divinity School

Disciples of Christ. Apparently also serving the UMC and the Cooperative (Jimmy Carter) Baptists.

14 posted on 06/01/2014 6:42:10 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: kingattax

Heap told reporters at that time that a position as chaplain would be a chance for him “to give back to my country.”

As an atheist exactly how do you —chap·lain
1.guide in religion: a member of the clergy employed to give religious guidance, e.g. to members of the armed forces, schoolchildren, or prisoners
You sir are a joke and a poor one at that. Stay away from our military men and women......


15 posted on 06/01/2014 6:53:11 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: kingattax
...a chaplain to the Godless...

Well since he was rejected...

...he got his wish!

16 posted on 06/01/2014 7:04:32 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: kingattax

What, pray tell, would he ever minister to anyone about?? There’s nothing to say if you believe in nothing.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

this idiot thinks that the members of the military who believe in nothing need someone that they can talk to about nothing.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 7:23:07 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Vendome

Well said. Atheists believe only in themselves.


19 posted on 06/01/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kingattax

Kind of like giving a flat-earther a job as an astronaut.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:19 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Id love to be his drill Sgt when he joins......lol...
21 posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: kingattax

I think the Navy decided that in the overall scheme of things it didn’t matter anyway so why bother employing him?

Besides the job description doesn’t mention making foot prints in the sand.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: struggle

#1 The Earth is round.
#2 No, it ain’t, it’s flat.
#1 It’s round I say
#2 Well, it could be round like a pizza, I suppose


23 posted on 06/01/2014 8:06:25 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: kingattax

Why would an atheist need a chaplain, can’t they contemplate their imminent mortality alone?


24 posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:16 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: kingattax

IIRC, you need to be ordained by a religious body and on thier roster before becoming a chaplain. So he failed that part unless he joined the Unitarians.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 11:27:24 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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Atheists are idiots if not deceivers.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 11:28:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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