Many of the nail salons near me are run my Vietnamese immigrants. I’ve noticed that at the front of the shop, they all have small altars to the Buddha (and perhaps other deities too?). In front of the statues, they place offerings of fruit, flowers, and sometimes even a lit candle.
On the one hand, I respect the fact that they wish to receive the blessings of someone whom they consider to be a higher power, but on the other hand, I obviously disagree with their chosen object of veneration. However, I certainly have no reason to consider these people to be evil pagans or anything like that.
I’m wondering, if it is a) somehow idolatrous for me to patronize these places and/or b) somehow putting me at risk for demonic activity.