The Inception of Guilt

Worldviews Have Consequences

This past summer’s hit movie Inception is summarized at IMDb: “In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception” (my emphasis).

Redemption is a magical word. Even though it comes out of our culture’s Judeo-Christian theological heritage, a tradition that drives secular elites to distraction, it has survived even their censorship and is quite fashionable, if used in the right way.

So go ahead and use the word redemption in a fashionably...


is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #14, fall 2010 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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