Funny part is I have found myself late at night, arriving by bus into an unfamiliar city, I didn’t speak the language, had to find a place to stay. It was an empty field where we were dropped.
Now if a group of men came toward us, and we’d been told they’d just come from a prayer meeting, I think I would feel more secure.
Then again, I was in Indonesia, so most certainly that prayer meeting would have been Islamic. It doesn’t change anything for me. You?