Atheist prayer

we fear the people who love their guns more than we love our children. the atheist prays every day to gods she finds incomprehensible: Remove the sticks of destruction from our arsenals and minds. Banish them to eternity. Cleanse us that we may be clean. a merciful god would hear this supplicant, know her grace, and answer in the affirmative. a god who loved his children would, she thinks and hopes.