Ben and Jo Crick ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Fri Oct 11 18:39:41 EDT 2002

On Fri 11 Oct 2002 (17:59:12), cms at dragon.com wrote:
> It seems to me that the word KOSMOS can have a meaning beyond that of 
> the original intent of the author, so that KOSMOS can indeed mean the 
> entire universe encompassing all the planets and any beings on them.
> [snipped]

 Dear Cindy,

 I was always taught that this use of KOSMOS is an instance of Synechdoche,
 where the Container is put for the Contents. God forgives the sins of all
 the *people* in the KOSMOS, not of the KOSMOS itself. The KOSMOS itself is
 inanimate and impersonal, the stage upon which people strut their stuff.


 Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
 <ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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