Regarding TC's thoughts on the frequency with which we see one another in a very large city: I think that this is in very large part impacted by how most people live in a Big City. Despite having a very large, diverse region in which to move around, the vast majority of people stay within a very tight circle of this Big World. For example, I live in Los Angeles, yet the majority of my time here is spent at home, at work, and going between the two places. I go out for lunch from work and see the same people over and over because we're all going to lunch from businesses in the same neighborhood. When I go down to the Chinese theater I see many of the same people over and over because many live and work in this neighborhood. Regarding the thoughts on believing vs. knowing. I knew TC would take that perspective given what we all know of her thinking we're all holograms , but I think you've hit on a very interesting little dilemma. Most people take what they see as fact. They inherently know it to be so because they see it. If this is in fact the truth, then someone who has "spoken" to God then must "know" that there is a god and therefore no longer believe, they know a fact. I would be curious to see if the literature and scriptures of all faiths have any description of this situation...in other words, do the people who "know" God change the way they refer to religion...is it no longer belief?