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Captain America vs. the Bible in battle of the quotes

by  in Comic News Comment

Who spoke the inspirational words, “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up”? Hint: It wasn’t Captain America. Really.

A new survey found that 63 percent of U.S. adults attributed the quote to Martin Luther King Jr., President George W. Bush …. or Marvel’s Sentinel of Liberty. It’s actually a Bible verse — 2 Corinthians 4:8, to be precise — taken from the Contemporary English Version.

In the survey of 2,572 Americans, conducted earlier this month on behalf of the American Bible Society, King came out on top, with 27 percent crediting the civil-rights leader with the quote. Just 12 percent correctly attributed it to the Bible, presumably meaning ol’ winghead trumped the Word.

It just goes to show you, as the Good Book says, “When Captain America throws his mighty shield, all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield.”