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Captain America: The First Avenger was a market coup for Marvel, as people are now inadvertently rewriting the Good Book in his star-spangled name. Reports The Christian Post:

A survey [of 2,572 American adults] conducted on behalf of the American Bible Society found that 63 percent incorrectly believed that a verse found in 2 Corinthians was actually a quote from either Martin Luther King Jr., former President George W. Bush, or the patriotic superhero, Captain America.

The verse in question was 2 Corinthians 4:8, which in the Contemporary English Version reads, "We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up."


Most of that group credited to quote to Martin Luther King Jr. And in another recent survey that we probably made up, 75% of respondents attributed the quote "You think this letter on my head stands for France?" to Bibleman.

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