Let's reimagine the parable of the Luke 10:25-37.
What if there was another passerby who happened by well before the Samaritan, the Levite, or the Priest.
What if someone else (a former soldier) had passed by at the moment the man fell among the theives and was a witness, but he did nothing and just continued on his way because he didn't believe in using force to stop violence (even though the man had previously been trained by the Roman military and knew for certain that he could rescue the victim from the thieves if he were willing to seriously maim or even kill them). So, he prays and continues on his way.
Could we say that that man was the victim's neighbor? To me, he sounds more like the neighbor of the thieves.
It's kind of like when someone sees a brother or sister without food and clothing and they just pray for them, even though they have the ability to meet the need right then and there.