Rastafari Chaplain Blazes Through High Mass
SAN DIEGO, CA — Amidst a hanging cloud of dank smoke, inside the boatswain locker of the USS Tarawa (LHA-1), U.S. Navy Rastafari Chaplain Commander Winfrey Dalter invoked his bleary-eyed congregation of nearly one hundred sailors and Marines, "not to worry about a thing, because every little thing is going to be alright."
It was first of its kind as well as the fastest religious service ever performed onboard Tarawa, where everything is everything. A Duffel Blog investigative reporter uncovered the fact that it wasn't even a real mass but a Rastafarian ritual known as a "reasoning" session, where everyone smokes marijuana and attempts to hash out spiritual ideas.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Dalter's previous military experience was that of a lieutenant in the Jah Army.
When asked about how he felt the reasoning session was conducted, Dalter replied, "Ya mon, everyting is irei mon. We smoke da ganja to bring us closer to Jah."
The reaction on the deckplates of those attending was mostly…
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