Originally Posted by toapat
A battle Priest is first and foremost a spellcaster. They fight for their god.
A holy warrior is first and foremost a combatant. they fight for the people.
Given that Clerics do not need a particular deity and can be run with little or no spellcasting in combat, and Paladins can be built with deity-specific options or overt and heavy magic use, I'm more than a little puzzled by this. That is, the classes are only very loosely tied to those particular parameters.