Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Who said it? Captain America or God?

If I read my teaparty leaflet correctly over 115% of all Americans identify themselves as Christians. As such you'd think we'd be able to tell the difference between a Bible verse and a quote from Captain America. We'll you'd be wrong.

A survey 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."


To be fair to America, 2 Corinthians 4:8 isn't John 3:16 or anything. I can see attributing that quote to someone like MLK jr or Cap. It's got a patriotic/civil rights tone to it. I'd be more worried if we start attributing Captain America quotes to the Bible. Especially something from the Cap Wolf storyline.

Although If I had to put a Captain America quote in the bible (wow, this post went off the rails fast) I think it would be this panel from The Infinity Gauntlet #4.

Spoilers.. Thanos does kill Cap.

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