You’re in a strange city. You’ve never been there before. You don’t know the locale, or even if they speak English. How you got there is unimportant, maybe it’s an unexpected flight stop-off, maybe FBI space aliens dump you there after a brutal anal probing.
It’s late at night and you’re trying to find your bearings. The street you’re on is deserted, when you see a group of men walking down the street towards you.
I let you know that these men have just left a prayer meeting (and I’m very trustworthy). Does this information make you feel safer, more unsafe, or somewhere in between?
Separated the poll into ‘No deities for me’; atheist, agnostic, apatheist, anti-theist and “Believer”; any believer in any denomination of religious faith (and “other”, since you’re an awkward bunch). I’m particularly interesting in hearing from the former category on why or why not their feelings might change.
(Question taken from a Hitchens debate - you can guess how he answered)