Many Americans are confusing Captain America's messages of triumph with quotes from the Bible.
According to an American Bible Society Survey, 63 percent of U.S. adults incorrectly attributed a 2 Corinthians 4:8—"We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up"—to civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., former President George W. Bush or comic book hero Captain America rather than the Bible.
The survey, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the release of The Freedom Bible also reveals several other spiritual trends:
- Despite significant security measures taken since Sept. 11, only 9 percent of Americans feel safer today than they did prior to Sept. 11. Thirty-six percent felt safer prior to the attacks of Sept. 11 than they do today.
- Only 4 percent of Americans rely most on professional counseling to help deal with trauma. Four times as many (16 percent) rely most on the Bible.
- Despite living in a predominantly Christian nation, 82 percent of Americans who have dealt with trauma rely most on sources other than the Bible to cope, including 6 percent of whom say they do not rely on anything.
(ht: Charisma News)