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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 masters 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
posted on 06/01/2014 5:52:26 PM PDT
posted on 06/01/2014 5:54:41 PM PDT
(Impeach Sen Quinn)
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.
posted on 06/01/2014 5:56:04 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
posted on 06/01/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT
good for the navy. sounds like he would fit in an HR dept in a big company.
posted on 06/01/2014 5:59:04 PM PDT
by bravo whiskey
(We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
sought to become a chaplain to the Godless
And the Godless need a "chaplain" why?
posted on 06/01/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT
(Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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...
posted on 06/01/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT
(Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
Hillary’s Navy will approve of it.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:01:04 PM PDT
(I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
posted on 06/01/2014 6:13:13 PM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
At least there is one standard still standing in the Navy.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT
(O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
Some counselor he would be.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:16:14 PM PDT
posted on 06/01/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
Yes. This country (it’s not what I would consider a nation anymore) is in a deep abyss of absurdity, but dangerous absurdity.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT
(One Who Can See)
Brite Divinity School
Disciples of Christ. Apparently also serving the UMC and the Cooperative (Jimmy Carter) Baptists.
posted on 06/01/2014 6:42:10 PM PDT
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......
posted on 06/01/2014 6:53:11 PM PDT
by 48th SPS
...a chaplain to the Godless...
Well since he was rejected...
...he got his wish!
posted on 06/01/2014 7:04:32 PM PDT
(One who commands, must obey.)
What, pray tell, would he ever minister to anyone about?? There’s nothing to say if you believe in nothing.
this idiot thinks that the members of the military who believe in nothing need someone that they can talk to about nothing.
posted on 06/01/2014 7:23:07 PM PDT
(America needs more real Americans.)
Well said. Atheists believe only in themselves.
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.)
Kind of like giving a flat-earther a job as an astronaut.
posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:19 PM PDT
Id love to be his drill Sgt when he joins......lol...
posted on 06/01/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT
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.
#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
posted on 06/01/2014 8:06:25 PM PDT
(We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
Why would an atheist need a chaplain, can’t they contemplate their imminent mortality alone?
posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:16 PM PDT
by 5th MEB
(Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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.
posted on 06/01/2014 11:27:24 PM PDT
(Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
Atheists are idiots if not deceivers.
posted on 06/01/2014 11:28:47 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
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