• Why Christians Should Stop Calling Themselves “Prayer Warriors”

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    Often religious folk call themselves “prayer warriors.” Last time I checked, asking someone to do something for you does not make you a “warrior.”

    Unlike actual warriors, you are not risking your life. You are not being courageous. It’s not about valor, honor, nor sacrifice. You are not a hero. You do not deserve a medal. Asking someone to do something for you makes you a beggar. The only thing beggars and warriors have in common is that both sometimes end up sleeping on the streets.

    However, actual warriors, those who have served our country do not deserve to be beggars. But sometimes they do end up begging. They beg the VA to do their job and take care of them. They beg for money after being chewed up and spit out of a system that doesn’t care for them. They end up having to do things for themselves. They’re on their own. They are not getting help. And you’re not either.

    That is the only thing you do and ever will have in common. You are not a “prayer warrior.” Stop trivializing the sacrifices of fallen heroes.

    Jon D. Webster is the author of 10 Decisions I Could Have Made Better Than God: And Other Audacious Atheist ArticlesUnreal News: A Collection of SatireBlasphemy: Atheist Quotes and Essays By An Apostate, and Nothing Sacred: An Atheist Quote-A-Day Calendar.

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  • Article by: Jon D. Webster

    Jon D. Webster is the author of five books. 10 Decisions I Could Have Made Better Than God: And Other Audacious Atheist Articles, Nothing Sacred: An Atheist Quote-A-Day Calendar, Blasphemy: Atheist Quotes and Essays By An Apostate, One Big Joke (And 300 Shorter Ones), and Unreal News: A Collection of Satire can be purchased through Fastpencil.com. He has also written for publications such as the Modesto Atheism Examiner, Unreal News Online, Guardian Liberty Voice, and Back Room Knox. Jon has been featured on The Pink Atheist, Road to Reason, Freethought Forum, The Freethought Radio Hour, Atheist Analysis, and Reason TV. He has a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Communication Arts and is working on a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology.

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