Soon after Cosmo and Silvia cross the border into Texas, they stumble upon an unusual sight- a 190 foot-tall free-standing cross. ┬áThe cross lives in Groom, Texas, a small town with a population below 600 in the panhandle region of Texas- the state that is widely considered to be the heart of the Bible Belt; where “God is everywhere.” The cross stands “firm and fierce on the flat, dry ground as if threatening to chase all the non-believers back to Oklahoma.” The sight spurs a conversation about religion, and this conversation prompts Cosmo to consider the positive qualities of religion in light of his recent eye-opening experience. Even though religion is not for him, he realizes that it offers many people comfort, strength, a sense of community and most importantly, a connection to one’s spiritual nature.