One of the most common songs played at funerals is Frank Sinatra’s “I Did it My Way”. In many ways, that aptly summarizes the nature of sin. Sin represents the displacement of God and the deification of self. Humans defy their Creator, shake their puny little fists at the heavens, usurp the prerogatives of deity, act with impunity, and demand immunity from consequences. Their musical motif is, “I Did it My Way,” meaning that their moral reasoning and tier of values demands to exist over and above what God values. Recently, Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, made some similar comments in the SMH. Of course, the other popular song played at funerals is AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” While meant ironically and even blasphemously, in many ways, is more appropriate!
Sin as Frank Sinatra Syndrome