I really like this word, Pentacostalgon! I read it in an article on CNN about an atheist named Jeremy Hall who is suing the U.S. military for religious discrimination. The story has been in the news for a while, but this is the first time I ran into the word. It comes from Michael Weinstein, “a retired senior Air Force officer and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who is suing along with Hall.” In the CNN article, he says
“Our Pentagon, our Pentacostalgon, is refusing to realize that when you put the uniform on, there’s only one religious faith: patriotism.”
Weinstein’s term has been around on the net for a while; once again I’m behind the curve. But I still like it.
Of course, if you evangelize Christianity by passing out pro-Jesus coins that infuriate Muslim locals, there are no consequences except being “removed from duty.” And, honestly, that’s almost as ideal for getting you out of harms way than claiming you’re gay since it doesn’t involve a court martial.