In the Middle Ages, when pestilence appeared in a country, holy men advised the population to assemble in churches and pray for deliverance; the result was that the infection spread with extraordinary rapidity among the crowded masses of supplicants.
Bertrand Russell, What I Believe, 1925
That’s not hard to believe; after all, we’ve all seen recent headlines about pastors ignoring shelter-in-place orders and summoning believers to Sunday services — where they are infected.
Go to a park Sunday mornings. Our Invisible Friend can find you there, too, if He has anything to say to you.