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Biblical literacy in America is at an all time low. (But this could be a world wide problem as well). Apparently…
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.”
The majority of those who judged incorrectly attributed the quote to Martin Luther King Jr.
The survey of 2,572 adults was conducted by Harris Interactive earlier this month, as they looked ahead to the fast approaching 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
At this rate some parishioners will soon be torn between attributing a quote from the book of Lamentations to either Nelson Mandela or Osama Bin Laden. 😉